Tony Petrello’s Little-Known Gifts To The Houston Healthcare Community

Tony Petrello is one of the wealthiest citizens of Houston, TX who earns millions each year as CEO of Nabors Industries. But what many people don’t know is what he’s been doing on the side for Houston’s healthcare providers including the Texas Children’s Hospital. The hospital has a first-class neurological research center that Tony Petrello has been involved with funding, and he has very personal reasons for choosing this particular area of philanthropy.

Tony Petrello said that his life changed dramatically when his daughter Carena was born. She had an illness that didn’t take her life but made it so that she would be confined to a wheelchair and need assistance to make it in life. Petrello switched his focus from his career to his daughter who he tried desperately to find treatment for her cerebral palsy but was told there was none. He had a difficult period of his life stressing over this news, but he then decided to make it his new philanthropy initiative to donate over $1 million to finding a cure for brain disorders.

In his quest to defeat cerebral palsy, Tony Petrello crossed paths with a couple who had made millions starting their own company but then dedicated their profits to helping the Texas Children’s Hospital. The couple was Dan and Jan Duncan who neurological research center was named for, and the Petrellos and Duncans decided to host a gala to raise funds for brand new neurology research technology. Tony Petrello gave $7 million at this fundraiser, and though the cure has not yet been found, he is hopeful that it’s gained attention from others in the millionaire and billionaire crowd.

Tony Petrello has been at Nabors Industries since 1991 when he was chosen to be chief operating officer of the company. Prior to that he was a managing partner of the Baker & McKenzie law firm’s New York City office for which he practiced corporate law for 13 years with specialties in tax compliance, securities transactions and other financial regulations. Petrello previously was an advanced mathematics major who despite coming from a lower income family earned a scholarship to Yale University where he got both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He has won several recognitions for his success at Nabors Industries including highest-paid CEO in 2013 when his total base salary, stocks, equities and bonuses reached $68.7 million for that year. He also was present for the welcoming home of Broadway star Tommy Tune.

Drew Madden and the Effort to Save Healthcare Companies

We’ve never really thought of CVS, Rite Aid and the like as being healthcare companies so much as general retailers that have pharmacies built in, but that’s the direction they’re headed if Amazon keeps up its expansion. Putting major stores like Toys “R” Us out of business and swallowing up other names out there such as Whole Foods has given them a fearsome name in almost every industry that has enough retail involvement to allow Amazon some sort of foothold, and they’ve now made their advances into the medical side of the fence by getting in line for the licenses that will permit them to sell equipment that supports medical purposes in patients and facilities alike.

On the surface, this sounds like it should be good news for everybody, right? Well, the clients sure don’t suffer from this marketing decision, but the corner-side medical providers definitely aren’t happy about it. As it turns out, Amazon now wants to get their hands on additional licenses to allow for the provision of prescription medications. Being a state-by-state endeavor, we’re not sure how long it’ll be before they manage to acquire the means of doing so or how each jurisdiction will feel about letting drones handle sensitive pills that could wind up in the wrong hands, but Amazon’s no small dog: They’ll find a way.

Meanwhile, CVS has their own artillery to fire back on Amazon, and this comes in the form of deep discussions into the possibility of buying up Aetna. If they manage to absorb this company into their own retail locations, the implications for clients are massive in a good way, but it’s not as simple as bringing Aetna into the stores; CVS also needs the back-end technology and manpower to pull it off effectively. This will predictably happen in the form of getting a personality like Drew Madden on board.

You wouldn’t be faulted for not knowing this, but Drew Madden has become a legend in the backdrop of the medical industry for his exceptional power as an executive IT director with regards to the handling of medical services and records. If anyone has the power to pull up the likes of CVS, Rite Aid and so on, he’ll be able to provide the resources for them to support a new healthcare system inside their very own locations. Keep an eye out: He’ll become more relevant in the coming years.

Racing Phenomenon, Rodrigo Terpins

Rodrigo Terpins is an extremely successful Brazilian businessman who co-founded the Brazilian Textile Retail Association. He loves the business life, but his biggest life passion is car racing. He has been highly involved in racing at the Sertoes Rally for many years. The Sertoes Rally is the largest and most popular off-road event in Brazil. In 2014’s 22nd edition of the rally, he and his partner started the cross-country race with all of their competitors at Goiania. This particular race was unusually challenging and rough. However, this made it more enjoyable for the serious competitors.


Rodrigo and his partner did so well that in the last stretch they decided they could well afford to drive the remainder of the race at a moderate speed. This was to save the engine needless exertion. The race that year ended in Belo Horizonte. For further information about Rodrigo or his brother Michel check out their personal websites at and Both of them also have Twitter profiles at and For more information about the team see the Instagram profile at or their Facebook profile at Racing fans are well advised to follow this racing phenomenon as it travels into the future.


The brothers and the team look forward to many more years of success girded with the financial sponsorship of 100% Eventos and Xarla. Shortly after entering the racing scene early last decade, the Terpins brothers formed the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. They have become veteran and very successful racers. Michel started out at Sertoes in the motorcycle category before joining his brother in the car category. For many years the two drove as a driving team, but in recent years they have both driven with new driving partners. They are both relatively new to driving T-Rex’s which they have only driven in the past three rallies. For more details visit






Susan McGalla Advising Young Women on How To Make Their Way to the Top in the Corporate World

It is a known fact that in the corporate world, there are more men than women who are in executive position. It is not because those women are less capable, but mostly due to the glass ceiling problem that continues to persist in the corporate world in one way or the other. Even though things are changing and the ratio of men to women in the executive positions has increased drastically in the past few decades, the figures are far from being called balanced. Susan McGalla, who currently serves as the Vice President of the Creative Development and Business Strategy at Pittsburgh Steelers Inc is one of the leading female executives in the country.

Susan McGalla in an interview she gave recently talked about her upbringing and how her father never differentiated between her and her brothers whether at play or housework. She believes it is this kind of education that ensures that women know from the very beginning that they are as capable and can achieve what they set their mind to. In the corporate world, Susan McGalla did acknowledge that glass ceiling problem does exist, but she also said that it is a problem that can be eliminated with the help of executive sponsorship at the companies. Susan McGalla means that when the deserving female employees at the company get the guidance from their assigned mentors, it becomes easier for them to move ahead with no strings attached.

Susan McGalla says that it is vital for the modern organizations today to integrate sponsorship and mentoring initiatives within their management curriculum. It would help the deserving women to move forward at a rapid pace, and give their best to the organization. It would be a win-win situation for the women as well as the organization. Susan McGalla also advised the young women to focus on their education and not to sideline it for any part-time job or other activities. Susan McGalla says that to be successful in the corporate world, the first requirement is a good education. With graduation and post-graduation degree, it would be hard to climb the ladder of success in the corporate arena.