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December 28, 2016

The Amazing Life of Tony Petrello

Tony Petrello is the current CEO and the president of Nabors company. Anthony Petrello has risen various ranks to be in his current position Lead by ambition and desire to serve; Tony has successfully held his president position at Nabors since 2012. His enthusiasm to lead, and his organizing and strategic planning knowledge have made him one of the best-paid CEOs around the globe.

Tony Petrello obtained his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yale University in 1996. After the degree had been conferred, he enrolled in a masters program in the same institution mastering mathematics as his core subject. Later, he joined Harvard law school and graduated with a degree in law in 1979. While still pursuing law, Tony was a consultant in the state of Massachusetts. Later he moved to Baker &McKenzie LLP. In 1986, he was appointed the managing partner of the company a position he held till 1991. He left Bakers & McKenzie for Nabors Industries Limited where he has been attached to date.

Tony has risen various ranks in the Nabors Industries from COO, deputy president, and finally president and CEO of the Nabors on FuelFix. He has completed two decades in the company a reason that has seen him get rewarded greatly. In the 2015 financial year, Tony received a total of $27,512,939 as compensation for his great job. The financial specialist said that the compensation was because Tony had increased the profitability index of the company as well as its operation base. With the current 25 rig machines and its availability in the United States and other 24 foreign countries in the drilling market, Nabors has recorded a significant change in its profit thus being able to give the CEO such compensation.

Eight years ago, Tony and his wife Cynthia were blessed with a daughter by the name Carena. On birth, Carena was diagnosed with a neurological disease which she has been living with to date. Carena has periventricular leukemia a condition she learns to live with and survive each new day no matter the hardships. From this scenario, Tony, and his wife Cynthia have been dedicated to giving and donating a large sum of money to Texas Children Hospital on to assist those children who suffer same problems as their daughter and need financial assistance. Lately, the couple gave $5 million and promised to be active fundraisers in case the need arises.

Other than being the president and CEO, Tony also sits on various boards as a member of the council. For instance, he is a member of the Council of Stewart & Stevenson LLC from 2011 to date and a member of the Council of Hilcorp Energy Co. He has proved himself to be worth of service to any organization that needs to implement new strategies on The Daily Beast as well as using the current ones to achieve higher performance.Tony took the position when Nabors was in financial crisis, and Dudley Rodgers stepped down paving the way for Tony to showcase his management skills and abilities. Tony Petrello has proved himself the best in the position and has promised to continue doing anything possible in his power to enlarge and to enable Nabors industry to cross many other countries by giving quality service.


July 11, 2016

A Partnership For A Worthy Cause

The co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, L.P., James Dondero, and Dallas civic leader and former president of The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation have partnered in an attempt to provide strategic direction to Highland Capital Management’s philanthropic endeavors. According to the company’s management, this is paramount as its charity giving program has significantly expanded over the years. Owen will be taking over the management of the organization’s charity. She will be working closely with The Dallas Foundation that is tasked with taking care of the company’s charity funds.

During the unveiling of the new partnership, James Dondero was quoted saying that since they have expanded their philanthropic activities, they recognize that there is an actual need to assign a professional to manage the funds so as to ensure that the contributions make a significant change. He also added that Linda Owen is well-known for establishing effective public-private partnerships in the Dallas area and that she shares the company’s vision of making a positive impact in the community.

Every year, Highland Capital Management contributes close to $3 million to various charitable organizations through The Dallas Foundation. These funds are mostly used in support of veterans’ causes, healthcare, education and the Dallas community in general. Some of the organizations that have significantly benefited from Highland Capital Management’s contribution include the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, The Perot Museum of Nature, the Dallas Zoo, Uplift Education, the Center for Brain Health, the American Heart Association and Snowball Express, among other organizations. James, with the help of other company executives, helps in managing some of these recipient organizations through his position as board member.

Linda Owen once served as president and CEO of The Real Estate Council (TREC). As CEO, she headed the company’s commercial real estate association as well as it’s non-profit in the Fort Worth area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Texas and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

James Dondero is one of the notable names in the world of business today. He is an alumni of the University of Virginia’s Mcintire School of Commerce where he graduated with a dual major in Accounting and Finance. Other than that, James is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

James co-founded Highland Capital Management where he now serves as president. As the company’s president, James oversees the set investment strategies as well as business operation. James has over three decades experience in the credit market.

July 11, 2016

Eric Pulier – The Computer Genius with a Heart for Philanthropy

Eric Pulier is from Teaneck, New Jersey. Ever since he was in the fourth grade, he was actively working on his computer programming skills. In fact, when he was in high school, he started his first database computing company. His impressive efforts allowed him the opportunity to study at Harvard University in 1984 as an English and American Literature major.

Once Pulier completed his studies at Harvard, he moved to Los Angeles and worked on founding yet another company called People Doing Things, which approached solving societal issues through the use of technology. An example of the issues that were addressed in his firm were in relation to health care and education. Due to the company’s success, Eric Pulier was able to found a subsequent company called Digital Evolution in 1994. Several years later the company merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. Throughout his time with these companies Pulier worked very hard to create a forum for chronically ill patients to blog and share like experiences. This forum was called Starbright World.

Pulier’s sensational efforts made him the natural pick in 1997 for the head of the effort to both create and execute the Presidential Technology Exhibition. Additionally, what is remarkable about Pulier’s success is that he also dedicates his resources and time to charity. Pulier is an active donor to The Painted Turtle, which is a camp for children with chronic illnesses and the X-Prize Foundation, which is an organization that creates challenges to solve the greatest issues that face humanity.

Through Pulier’s technological skill and generous sprit, he has made a great difference on the world around him. It will be a pleasure to see what technological advances and charitable organizations that Pulier will influence in the many years to come.

July 11, 2016

Avi Weisfogel: Dentist, music maker and videographer

Avi Weisfogel is a man of many interests. While he might now only be known in the field of dentistry he is certainly working on expanding his fan base into other fields. For those readers who know nothing about Avi Weisfogel, fret not. Here is a bit of background on the subject in question:

Currently a co-owner of Dental Sleep Masters, as a dentist with a background in sleep apnea, Weisfogel has been treating sleep patients from day one. He also has always had an interest in marketing which drew him into becoming a part of different marketing clubs that the field of dentistry offers.

He would go on to do well enough marketing products such as “implants” and even “full mouth rehabs” and yet he reportedly was still struggling until 2010 when he gave up his general practice to found his current company. After millions of dollars and two years of work he developed a system to garner at least 250 “oral appliance patients” every month. He presently teaches this system to numerous others and has co-created the Dental Sleep Masters program. Thus he now reportedly contacts more doctors, dentists and of course patients.

Fortunately this gives him plenty of free time to play digital music maker and video creator. He has a specific interest in the genre of hip-hop which should not be surprising to anyone who has attempted to investigate his specific musical talents. He already has a Soundcloud account and a couple of online sources say he has some fans as well.

Apparently his products and services provide him with ample time and resources to enjoy other hobbies as well. They include such other interests as following the career of his favorite football team the New York Giants and amatuer photography as well. Finally, what bio piece on someone such as Weisfogel would be complete without a mention of charities?

Indeed, Weisfogel is said to be big on supporting multiple local charities. He has also held a crowdfunded campaign for other causes. The most well-known and appropriate one being the one which benefits Operation Smile of course.

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