Tony Petrello’s Illustrious Career In The Corporate World

Tony Petrello is no stranger to the corporate world. Having been in Nabors since 1991, Tony is currently the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nabors Industries Ltd. The S&P500 company deals in both land-based and offshore drilling rig supply as well as drilling operations and services.

Nabors has services spanning the Americas, Middle East, Africa and the Far East employing around twenty-seven thousand people. His role as the CEO involves initiating strategic plans for the company’s to prosper financially. He is also responsible for guiding the company adapt to the dynamic competitive business environment.

Tony Petrello also holds other positions apart from the one at Nabors Industries. However, it is the role that he has played in Nabors success that has brought him to prominence.

Being the boss of such a highly successful company, it is common to be in the public spotlight. Tony has found himself in this situation for all the obvious reasons that come with this ‘oligarch status, and in 2013, he was named the highest paid boss in the United States.

The 61-year-old holds a B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics from Yale. He also has a law degree from Harvard. Coming from a working-class family in Newark, Tony had to rely on the public school scholarship program. His significant contribution to Nabors Industries prosperity and his ensuing rise to the top of the corporate world demonstrates both high levels of ambition combined with hard work and brilliance.

Tony is married to Cynthia Caffara who is a soap-opera actress and producer. Together, they are active in philanthropy. This is after their prematurely born daughter developed cerebral palsy and they contribute generously to the neurological research center at Texas Children’s Hospital.

This demonstrates Tony’s dedication to his family and also his human side as he is touched by the plight of the society around him. It is, therefore, evident that this alongside his steady rise to the enviable position as one of the corporate world’s most influential bosses he is a real success. Definitely, Tony Petrello is a motivational figure many young people can look up to.

Securus Technologies Wants To Prove To Global Tel Link Only The Strong Survive

Securus Technologies went through a recent battle with Global Tel Link. Many representatives from Global Tel Link made false accusations against Securus, and they did their best to discredit all their products. Securus responded with all of the benefits their products offer to all inmates. Securus did not say anything bad about Global Tel Link. Instead, they used this opportunity to promote their company and their products.


After losing an argument battle, Global Tel Link did not stop with their verbal attacks on Securus. It is evident that Securus products are more wanted than Global Tel Link products. Securus believes that’s why the verbal attacks continued. However, Securus Technologies was finally pushed to the edge. They have challenged Global Tel Link to a technology competition. Securus is so serious about this that they are willing to pay all costs associated with the competition.


The judges in the competition are the best individuals in the field on technology. Additionally, these judges have nothing to do with Securus Technologies or Global Tel Link. This competition will last a few weeks. All products from both companies will be put through technological fire. If there are any issues, these judges will find them.


Securus Technologies hopes that all the verbal attacks will stop after this competition. They also hop that Global Tel Link will start studying ways to make their products better rather than keeping their eyes on Securus’ products.


Securus is also putting together a nation-wide form for all inmates. This form will have questions on it regarding products from Securus Technologies and products from Global Tel Link. Inmates will be able to have their own voice regarding which products they believe are better for their communication with the outside world. Already, Securus is winning this questionnaire war, and they hope to keep it that way.


How Evolution of Smooth Took Over the Oral Care Industry

Before Evolution of Smooth, otherwise known as EOS, began releasing their lip balm seven years ago, the only option for drugstore lip care were small, plain tubes of Chapstick. Now, of course, EOS lip balms grace the covers of every beauty and fashion magazine, and celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera have been photographed applying it to their lips.

Although EOS lip balms have been around for almost a decade, little has been known about the company’s business strategy, until now. In a recent interview with Fast Company, the founders of EOS reveal how their small startup became the second best-selling lip balm and out-sold Chapstick and Blistex, industry veterans.

Before they began inventing the signature EOS orb style, the founders noticed and took advantage of a lack of innovation in lip balm packaging. After reviewing sensory panels, the founders discovered that the majority of lip balm consumers were women and that a vast amount of these women did not find applying lip balm to be “fun.” The founders then decided that they wanted their lip balm to appeal to the five senses of its users, from the color of the sphere to the taste and smell of the lip balm, to the soft feel of the outer packaging. This, combined with their chosen slogan, “The lip balm that makes you smile,” helped turn the wheels of imagination that created the colorful spheres we all recognize today. The products can be seen on the shelves of Well, Target and Walmart stores today.

Currently, EOS sells over 1 million units of lip balm per week and has singlehandedly taken over the oral care industry. For more detailed information on EOS business strategies and their marketing techniques, click on to this Fast Company article. (

Mike Heilgenstein Works Towards Solutions for Austin Area Traffic


During a Williamson County Growth Summit, the panel discussion discussed transit solutions for not just Austin itself but the suburban communities around it as well. The panel included Mike Heiligenstein, the Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority as well as other executives. The discussion was focused primarily on how technology is changing transportation issues in Austin and globally as well.

The panel discussed new upcoming technologies such ridesharing apps and autonomous cars. However, Heiligenstein also noted that irregardless the Austin area would still need to expand its transportation capacity by adding additional more, and smarter, roads in order to meet the communities needs.

Another topic that was brought up was that building and land-use codes would need to be updated in order to meet the changes caused by upcoming technology. They discussed such issues as garages one driverless cars are in operation and how not only would charging and service stations added but that also the entire structure would be different as it wouldn’t need to accommodate people. However, Heiligenstein isn’t as convinced that these vehicles will be adopted as fast as others believe, and focused more on increasing road capacity.

the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was created in 2002 in order to improve the transportation system in Travis and Williamson counties. This independent government agency’s goal is to reduce the congestion that is occurring in the region. The transportation systems under the agency’s purview includes roads, airports, seaports, and mass transit. To fund projects the Authority can issue bonds as well as employ user fees and taxes.

Mike Heiligenstein was named Executive Director of the Central Texas Regional Mobile Authority in 2003. Heiligenstein, who earned his Bachelors and two Masters at the University of Texas, has been an elected official in the Austin area for over 23 years. He served as the Williamson County Commissioner for 15 years and was a city council member of Round Rock City for 8 years. In 2014 Heiligenstein was nominated to President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.  He additionally speaks to groups nationally due to his expertise in transportation and infrastructure.

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