Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia played host at a cocktail party last November that took place at their home in Houston in honor of legend of Broadway Tommy Tune. Tune, who was originally born in Wichita Falls, Texas but raised in the city of Houston, was in town to perform for a crowd of 5,000 of his fans at the Miller Outdoor Theater.
Tony Petrello is president, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer at Nabors Industries, an oil and gas company that is a top performer in the industry. Petrello has been applauded for his keen insight, the ability for long-term planning, and the use of his many leadership qualities to foster a better living environment for the citizens of Houston.
Cynthia Petrello, an accomplished actress in her own right, shares her husband’s passion for the city and has added her personal touch to many of the couple’s philanthropic pursuits. Cynthia recently won the Stellar Award, a recognition given annually by CKW Luxe to the woman that best combines the qualities of philanthropic enthusiasm with a sense of fashion, which just so happens to be another passion of Cynthia Petrello.
The arts are not the only aspect of the life and culture of Houstonians that has been given support from Tony Petrello. One matter close to the heart of both Tony and his wife is the issue of childhood neurological diseases. The couple has actively given their support in various ways to the matter since their own daughter was born with a neurological disorder.
The Petrello’s have put their money where their passion lies to the tune of a $7 million donation to the Texas Children’s Hospital. They also co-chaired a campaigned that successfully raised $500 million for the same hospital.
Anthony Petrello is also interested in helping others fund the education that could change their lives. Petrello himself attended Yale University where he earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree before moving on to Harvard University where e earned a law degree. It is his own experiences that have led to his understanding of the life transforming potential of getting a good education.
Petrello recently established an endowment fund in commemoration of the life of Serge Lang, a mentor of Petrello when he attended classes at Yale who would become a lifelong friend. The endowment gives an annual prize to a student at the university.
Adam Milstein is one of the most respected Jewish-American philanthropists who has built a solid career as a real estate investor and broker. He cofounded Hager Pacific Properties back in the late 1980s and has been with the company for about 20 years. Milstein has built up quite a lot of wealth in real estate from being able to execute lucrative deals in buying and selling and expand its portfolio from the Los Angeles area across the rest of California and into Illinois and Texas as well.
Adam Milstein decided to share with Ideamensch how he runs the company and what others can expect to find in the real estate profession. He said that at his job there’s not usually a regular schedule of how things are run because real estate could have fast or slow-paced days depending on if a new property is being financed or a major deal is being conducted. Milstein believes he can work best on the fly, and he considers the ability to think outside the box as being key to his job.
Adam Milstein is not only a real estate expert, but he’s also highly involved in philanthropy and works closely with various Jewish political and religious leaders. He was born in Haifa, Israel and prior to starting his real estate career, he served in the IDF and also worked with his father in building framing and construction. After finishing his 4-year degree at the Technion, he moved to the US and completed graduate school at the University of Southern California. Several years after cofounding Hager Pacific Properties, Milstein started the Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli-American Council.
Adam Milstein has several key demographics of Jewish-Americans he works with from young children and their families, to college students and senior groups. Other groups his foundation supports include Hillel International and its branches, Birthright Israel, AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League Pacific, StandWithUs and several other college activist organizations. One of the Milstein Foundation’s priorities is to help families learn Hebrew with the inclusion of children’s stories, and they’ve put together the curriculum at Sifriyat Pijama B’America.
Foreign exchange market is a decentralized marketplace where international currencies are traded. Trading in international currencies is popularly known as Forex Trading. For international trade to be facilitated, Forex Trading must occur. Economists have repeatedly highlighted the importance of Forex Trade to the world’s economy. Besides facilitating International Trade, it also boosts the world’s economy with its extremely large trading volumes per day. According to financial expert Greg Secker, current economic conditions are ideal for Forex Trading. With the stagnation of wage growth, increased inflation and low interest rates, other financial investments face the threat of collapsing. Unlike regular trade investments, these conditions do not cripple Forex Trading as it relies on different profit-making techniques.
One of the primary reasons why people should venture into Forex trading is because traditional trading in other sectors of the economy has become more erratic. Inflation has hit economies across the globe hard. As a result, profit levels have decreased in traditional trading set-ups. On the other hand, Forex Trading involves prediction of the performance of one currency against another, and isn’t affected by most factors affecting traditional businesses. Although profits aren’t guaranteed in Forex Trading as well, the risk of financial loss is significantly reduced. Forex Trading is also easier to venture into and more flexible as compared to regular investments. With as little as $250 and a stable Internet connection, one can begin trading in the foreign exchange market.
Born in Norfolk, England in 1975, Greg Secker is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist. He attended the University of Nottingham in 1997, where he graduated with a Degree in Agricultural and Food Science. Fresh out of University, Secker was hired as a trading technologist at Thomas Cook Financial Services. Shortly after, his interest in Forex Trading was seen when he developed the online Forex software, Virtual Trading Desk (VTD). Secker then worked for Mellon Financial Corporation as Vice-President, before he left and founded Learn to Trade- an organization that has mentored thousands of Forex traders. He is also the founder of the philanthropic Greg Secker Foundation.
Jason Hope is renowned entrepreneur, commentator and frequent author of latest trends in the tech industry. He is a strong believer and supporter of the Internet of Things, and recently, he wrote on the topic and covered it comprehensively at Tech.co. According to Hope, Internet of Things will take tech industry by storm. Jason’s articles mainly focus which new tech innovations are heading to. Through the Internet of Things, it is possible to transform the way entities are operated and stands the chance of becoming the biggest tech advancement in many years to come.
Various devices that are used in daily by individuals are integrated with technology sync with each other. Some of these devices include kitchen appliances, cars, electronic devices, street lights and others. In fact, this technological connection enhances data sharing in order to minimize wastage and increase efficiency. According to Jason Hope, this technological advancement will turn to be a major investment for some of the largest companies in the world. Hope believes that other corporations will also embrace Internet of Things in order to compete on the same level with the biggest corporations.
In 2010, Jason Hope pledged to donate $500,000 to SENS Foundation. As a research institution, SENS used the funds to build a laboratory to advance its healthcare research. In December 2013, Hope and Fight Aging partnered to raise funds to help solve the problem of aging in human and associated illnesses. Click here to know more.
Jason was born and brought up in Tempe, Arizona. He earned his undergraduate in finance from Arizona State University. He holds a MBA from the same university’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Soon after graduated, Hope kicked-off his professional career as entrepreneur, investor, futurist and philanthropist. He used skills as an experienced business consultant to provide expert opinion in his home state Arizona and beyond. He has political interests as in the business at the state and national level. Currently, Jason Hope is a resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, where he oversees his massive investments including philanthropic causes, driven by his desire for technological advancement and his passion of supporting the needy community.