Tony Petrello’s Passion for Neurological Research

While Tony Petrello is best known for being a tycoon of the oil industry. He is also known as one of the most generous focused contributors to children’s neurological research. Tony and his wife, Cynthia, gave birth to a girl that was born with periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. The illness in their daughter touched them both deeply and they have since committed themselves to do everything they can to contribute to research for that illness and other neurological ailments. Tony is on the board of Texas Children’s Institute where she uses his business knowledge leadership skills to help forge the way for neurological research.

Tony and Cynthia are one of the largest donors to the Texas Children’s Hospital and to date have contributed nearly seven million dollars to help fund neurological research. Aside from donating funds, the couple are incredibly involved and donate their time and resources diligently to the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. This has become a passion and dedication for both Tony and Cynthia Petrello and they have made it their life’s work. In fact, Tony was cited in an article that noted he was not voted to the “best paid bosses” list because although he focuses leadership skills on Nabors, he has focused a great deal of his time and energy into advancing neurological research for children.

Tony Petrello currently holds the impressive titles of President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Nabors. If you aren’t familiar with Nabors, it is the worldwide leader in providing oil and drilling equipment and the highly trained employees that have the vast knowledge needed to operate that equipment with unmatched success. Nabors works with every major oil or gas drilling location throughout the world. Under the guidance of Tony Petrello, Nabors has become the first and foremost leader in bringing technology to the oil industry.

This revolutionary technology has increased efficiency and the success of the companies that have adopted it and brought their companies into a greater revenue stream.

The Role of Family in Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer’s Business

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer is a media company and venture capital CEO from Porto Alegre, Brazil. His family run businesses have enjoyed much success over the years. Duda’s educational background and strong work ethic have afforded him many unique opportunities and recognition over the years. Graduating college at 26 years old, Duda received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in Brazil. He then earned an MBA from Harvard University. His academic pursuits include coursework in advertising, marketing, and management. He’s been recognized for all these things over the years. He’s also kept his skills sharp with post graduate courses.

As previously mentioned, Duda’s business is family focused. RBS Group is the primary business, e.Bricks Digital is a venture capital and private equity company started more recently in 2012. Focusing on all different types of media, their portfolio is expansive. RBS Group has been so successful that it’s ranked among Globo and Google by customers. The venture capital business has also made huge advances by funding more than 300 million in promising new companies. Duda Melzer’s resume also includes interests in a contemporary art show and the leading wine producer in Latin America.

Running a family oriented business was started by Duda’s grandfather Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho; however, Duda succeeded his uncle Nelson Sirotsky as the new CEO. Having a full plate doesn’t keep Duda from having fun in life. He enjoys spending time with his three children and enjoys sports. Duda also takes on great social responsibility and sustainability projects. His family’s charity named after his grandfather has been around for over 35 years. According to Clicrbs, the group helps raise awareness for issues affecting families and especially children in Brazil. Having the support of the government and much influence in the media; Duda’s charity work reaches far and wide. It’s no surprise that he’s been recognized with awards time and time again.

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