The Man Behind the Mask: Anthony Petrello

Anthony also known as Tony has been CEO and President of Nabors Industries Ltd., since 1991. Tony has grown since ’91 to ac-compass three companies which he is in both head management leadership position. His has made an a major impact locally and internationally. His degrees include a Bachelor’s Degree attained from Yale University, Master’s Degree attained from Yale University, and JD Degree attained from Harvard Law School. Tony’s work and education coincide with Petrello participation community with different board memberships including a Children’s Hospital in Texas as Director, and donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Cancer. Anthony’s work includes working also with communities to build new leaders and help’s our wounded heroes through participation in the Wounded War Heroes Fishing Rodeo in Buras, Louisiana. Tony’s previous work history encompasses his long term work with Baker & McKenzie law firm, since 1979, where Anthony Petrello served as a managing partner before being chosen to become CEO of Nabor Industries Ltd in 1991.

Anthony’s total compensation for FY 2015 was $27,512,939. Of all compensation he has generated, Anthony, donated $7 million in seed research to the neurology field after his daughter developed cerebral palsy. This work continues today through his position as Director of Texas Children’s Hospital. His philanthropy continues to make a difference in the medical field in areas like cystic fibrosis, and kids with cancer. He donates yearly to marathons and participates in runs in those marathons such as Lost Lake Run a marathon in the Chugach National Forest in Alaska.

Anthony Petrello’s friend, Lloyd Grove, found him after looking at the “Million Dollar Listing” in the Associated Press’s annual publication. Lloyd said he looks at this article, in leisure, every year. Recently in this article he noticed, that his grade school friend is now one of the richest oil oligarchs in the world. Lloyd wanted to know where he went wrong through his many mistakes, he claims he made, in his life up to this point. He goes on to state he couldn’t help but to inquire and attempt to reach Tony. Just as friendly as Tony was then, when contacted by his old friend, he responded.

In this email Tony told Lloyd that he was “very fortunate” to have attained his status in life. He assured him that hard work does pay off. This in turn, made Lloyd feel a little less far removed from his friend, he hadn’t seen or heard from, since their last reunion Tony attended many years back. Tony is the role model to all in his leadership and philanthropy, his is a true entrepreneur and the man behind the mask to learn more: click here.

Lavin Sheldon -The Man behind OSI Group

Lavin Sheldon is currently the Chief executive officer and chairman of OSI Group- a privately owned American company for meat processors. Lavin’s journey to success in the meat industry commenced in the year 1970 after organizing Otto & Sons funding.Otto & Sons bore the right set of circumstances to set up a meat processing installation and be the sole hamburgers supplier to McDonald’s Corporation in the Midwest however; they required help to guarantee funding.

Lavin Sheldon initially turned down a request from the bank to take a ownership position at Otto & Sons because it had no relation to what he handled during his consulting practice. He did however eventually consent to play the consultant role, telling the Otto family that if he is to join them in partnership, then his financial investment needs to be the at same level as the leverage they had.Lavin Sheldon recently gained recognition with a Global Visionary Award from India’s Vision World Academy. This award basically honours people with authentic and futuristic ideas in various lines of work who have transformed their dreams into reality by showing determination and persistence to achieve their goals.

After attaining a prosperous career in finance, Lavin led OSI Group from its humble beginnings of a local food company to becoming a globally recognized multibillion dollar food processor, with 60 plus locations in 16 different countries.OSI-Vista processed Foods is a company owned by OSI Group since 1995 and runs a total of eight locations in India vending fruits, processed meat and vegetables. This happened to be the fifth year the Academy has honoured different accomplishers with the award in order to acknowledge their accomplishments and offer encouragement for the coming generation to follow suit.

Todd Lubar Success in Business

Todd Lubar is one of the most successful businessmen in the United States. He specializes in the Real Estate industry, although he has several investments in other sectors. Todd has massive experience in business, and this is one of the main reasons he has done so well. Lubar has a passion for helping people in the society, and this pushed him to venture into real estate.

According to his Linked In page, when he first joined the real estate industry, the Todd Lubar did not have enough capital, and his first major decision was a loan originator with Crestar Mortgage Corporation, a well-known company in the country. This was good for his business because he gained enough experience in mortgage banking. In this institution, the businessman spent most of his time forming relationships with the real estate agents, insurance agents, and finance planners. These persons would create a good base of business referrals later on.

Four years later, Lubar decided to advance his skills in his career by taking an equity position. He managed to acquire the position in a company called Legacy Financial Group. This was an excellent idea by Lubar because he learned valuable skills and he managed to expand his lending capabilities. The position enabled him to broke loans, especially to the investors who are outside his circle. The businessman could also give loans to clients as a direct mortgage bank.

In 2002, the businessman took his business into a higher level. This is when he founded a firm called Legendary Properties. Legendary Properties is a residential development company, and it did very well under the leadership of Lubar. The businessman expanded in a short duration, making massive sales and profits.

Founding Legendary Properties gave Lubar many opportunities. First of all, he was able to create relationships with professionals and influential people in the construction industry. These networks enabled him to develop better and quality products for the customers who needed his services. The businessman also established networks with banking firms in the city in a short time. He set high credit lines, and he could get over twenty million dollars to fund his business activities. For more info, visit


Arthur Becker’s New Soho Townhouse

A quiet New York City real estate investor is now the proud owner of three townhouses close to the same area. Arthur Becker is now the owner of 30, 40, and 50 Sullivan Street in Soho, reveals These three 6,500-square-foot townhouses were developed along with a boat-shaped, 16 story condominium. Three townhouses in such an amazing part of the city seems to be a great return on his investment.

Large Investments, Large Returns

Arthur Becker is not revealing how much he originally invested in the project, but Real Capital Analytics revealed data showing he provided $15 million in equity along with a $5 million mortgage on the project. More data recently released shows the townhouses value could be between $20 and $30 million. Arthur states that he did not make additional investments for the project but did lay down $4 million in improvements to one of his townhouses that he plans on living in.

Recent History

Property records state that Madison Equities bought the site of the three townhouses for $30.5 million in 2012, then split the lot into separate parcels. Finally, in September of 2014, approval was given to the developer to build four four-story townhouses, three of them being Becker’s. According to NY Mag, the townhouses are nearing completion and Becker is making plans to move in to one of the townhouses while selling or leasing the other two. The larger backyards available at the two townhouses should bring a slightly higher price tag.

Atlantic Investor LLC

Arthur Becker, who made a fortune in tech industries, has put $500 million into real estate around New York through his company Atlantic Investor LLC. Other investments were made alongside JDS Development Group, AmBase Corp., and Property Markets Group.

Arthur believes that they did a beautiful job on such a weird piece of property on one of the most charming Soho streets. That is why he was so excited to own when one they were completed.

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Things Upcoming Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Success Of Don Ressler

An entrepreneur whose passion for business sticks to building useful products ends up claiming a great position in the industry. Don Ressler is one of the entrepreneurs who have developed a system that offers different types of products through online access. His career in entrepreneurship spans over 15 years and he continues to pursue ideas that are inclined towards building him to become a better investor. From failing in several attempts to growing slowly to a leader, Don Ressler has all the qualities of a successful entrepreneur that upcoming entrepreneurs should emulate to also triumph.

Don Ressler’s first step was through, which he established to offer easy access to affordable fitness products. The company acted as a training ground that would help him to have a better understanding of business and acquire skills for managing his other businesses. When he started he, did not have skills that would help him to steer the company forward but through dedication and learning, he was able to emerge a victor. After several years building the company, he decided to put it on sale. In 2001, Intermix Media submitted their bid to buy the company and the deal went through.

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Don Ressler continued with his creative activities and this time he invited a professional to help him. Adam Goldenberg partnered with Don Ressler to build Alena Media. The company worked with businesses by offering them support to market their products across different platforms. Alena Media proved to be a profitable idea and they ran the company for several years.

In 2005, the urge to try out something different pushed them to sell Alena Media and the company was acquired by News Corp. After raising the capital they needed, they formed Intelligent Beauty in 2008, which is a profitable company that offers beauty products.

JustFab holds the first position as the most profitable company Don Ressler and Adam ever launched. Since inception in 2010, it has pursued a strategy to further build the company to become more profitable and established. In 2011, in a bid to develop its infrastructure, JustFab sought for funding from Matrix Ventures and was awarded $33 million. This did not successfully cater for all the needs, so they approached several companies that jointly gave $76 million in 2012. The second amount was vital since it helped JustFab to grow to penetrate into Germany, the Great Britain and Canada.

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Mike Baur Gives Digital Startups a Boost

Co-Founder of The Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur, is giving Zurich startups a boost this fall. Many of The Swiss Startup Factory’s students will be participating in several Swiss Venture Days. October 2016 will mark the start of the first Swiss Venture Day, redesigned to highlight more great startups. Specializing in attracting and mentoring upcoming business owners in the digital sphere, Swiss Startup Factory is making an impact in Zurich.

The Swiss Startup Factory is a company that seeks new business ideas and helps enraptures turn them into profitable companies. The core team includes business owners and financial specialists. From the first pitch through the picking of a business team, all the way through product development, and even providing office space, the Swiss Startup Factory supports new business in Zurich.

According to, CTI, has joined The Swiss Startup Factory to make Swiss Venture Day a success. Currently, the company is one of the top financiers of new Swiss Startups. Mike Baur has recently accepted the post of Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest. He has experience working with new business, and his keen eye for the kind of digital business that work is what has made The Swiss Startup Factory so successful. This partnership will bring his expertise to both the business and investor sides of the digital startup economy.

Mike Baur and The Swiss Startup Factory are committed to getting great new ideas and their owners in front of investors. That was the whole reason Baur left his long time occupation in the banking industry. He saw that there were so many people with great ideas. Ideas that could make profits in the digital market. The problem: there was no way for the people with the ideas to learn how to successfully build a business.

The Swiss Startup Factory is also participating in the upcoming START Summiteer competition. After coaching and business planning through the program at The Swiss Startup Factory, some startups will compete to become one of the top thirty at the START competition. The 30 best ideas will get to pitch in front of Europes most prominent investors.

Mike Baur has made it his goal to help Swiss business grab and hold a larger share of the profits available in the digital sphere. The Swiss Startup Factory is a leader in mentoring and promoting startups. Swiss Venture Day and the START Summiteer competition are two more ways that great new startups are getting noticed and funded.

JUSTFAB Introduces Women’s Plus Size Apparel Collection

In a statement released on April 1, 2016, JustFab, the leading women’s apparel website, announced they are introducing a complete line of plus size women’s apparel. The line, known as “Just Fab Plus, will have basic apparel collection, such as, a mix and match casual wardrobe, lightweight dresses, denim, and skirts. In response to the demands from the plus size community, at the urging of “The Curvy Fashionista”, a spokesperson for JustFab commented, “This is only the beginning. We plan to add more styles to our collection throughout the rest of 2016.” “This means more of the fashion you’ve been wanting. We are styling custom, head-to-toe looks with shoes, bags, and jewelry, so you can fill your closet with all of the spring and summer styles you love!”

The JustFab Plus collection comprises of 35, snazzy, appealing, and trendy apparel pieces. With interchangeable styling suited for any occasion, the roll out of the JustFab Plus collection is seen as a foundation, for future product introductions, to the highly competitive, much in demand, women’s plus apparel marketplace.

Empowering women to feel good about themselves and raise their self-esteem, is the underlying goal of the Just Fab Plus collection. Women will find the collection apparel, comfortable, stylish and well-fitting. In response to consumer input, the Just Fab Plus collection will adorn women from head to toe with casual and elegant footwear, handbags, and beautiful jewelry. JustFab encourages women to share their ideas and thoughts on plus size apparel collection via social media. Ladies are urged to tag JUST FAB on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, telling the world what they love about the Just Fab Plus collection.
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 JustFab: Women’s Shoes, Boots, Handbags & Clothing Online

JustFab is a worldwide, web-based, women’s apparel retailer,which offers a variety of footwear, handbags, appealing jewelry and stylish, trendy apparel. Shoppers that take part in the online subscription service enjoy monthly specials and deals, members-only pricing and free shipping.

The unique, trendsetting JustFab subscription service, has been the subject of much acclaimed, and featured in prominent publications as People, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Star, and showcased on MTV and E television.

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Susan McGalla Brings Wealth Of Experience To New Pittsburgh Steelers Goodies

Susan McGalla knows football. She was born in the Midwestern town of East Liverpool, Ohio. Growing up roughhousing with her two brothers wasn’t enough, the father was a local football coach. It seems fitting that she has become the director of strategic planning and growth Pittsburgh Steelers. And just in time for this postseason she has released an entire new line of clothing for the Pittsburgh Steelers team. The fate of the Pittsburgh Steelers as they marched toward the Super Bowl is a up in the air, but the success of her new clothing line is sure to be a hit. The of team paraphernalia is easily accessible through the launch of the new website. Says Susan, “We want to make it easy, quick on any device you want to shop.” It seems that Susan wants you to get your Pittsburgh Steelers fix any smart phone, smart TV, tablet, or computer; basically wherever you get Internet service. It’s a good thing that she set up a new website because the new goodies include Pandora jewelry with Pittsburgh Steelers charms, Nike golf paraphernalia, Tommy Bahama Pittsburgh Steelers shirts, and even clothing from Victoria’s Secret. You can even find incredibly colorful clothing for the young Pittsburgh Steelers fans and the life, and the NFL franchise is even marketing to young girls love to wear pink and watch football at the same time. Susan McGalla knows the clothing retail game. She has had a giant companies like Wikinvest, American Eagle outfitters and wet seal, both Staples of any shopping mall you’ll find across America. Her experience in retail inspires her to listen to fans, hearing exactly what they crave what concerns Pittsburgh Steelers items, and that’s what’s led her to form alliances with giant companies like Nike, Tommy Bahama and Victoria’s Secret. And you can look forward to plenty in the future. Susan’s focus has always been on the client, but in this case it’s the fans. And everybody knows that Pittsburgh Steelers fans are ravenous, thirsting for a wide range of Pittsburgh Steelers branded goodies. It’ll be fun to see what the future holds for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Susan McGalla.

The Life and Success of Stephen Murray

The late Stephen Murray, who passed away this past March, was a successful private equity investor and philanthropist. Murray began as a credit analyst for Manufacturers Hanover Corporation and after a series of mergers and acquisitions ended up in private equity for the firm which eventually became Chase Capital Partners. After this stint Murray went to lead the buyout business at JP Morgan Partners in 2005. After this, in 2006 Stephen Murray CCMP Capital. This spinout of JP Morgan Chase contained both the buyout and growth equity portions of the private equity group. In 2007 Murray was chosen as the CEO of CCMP Capital which led to tremendous growth. Aside from his business success Murray was very active in giving back. He supported the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, Boston College, Columbia Business School, Stamford Museum, as well as the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. He also provided guidance by serving on the board both at Boston Colege and for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York.

The company co-founded by Stephen Murray, CCMP Capital, is a global private equity firm that provides a breadth of in-depth industry experience to its clients. The spinout of JP Morgan is stacked with talent from its previous employer. Rather than be a jack of all trades the firm decides to instead use its expertise to its advantages and specializes in investments in four sectors: consumer/retail, industrial, healthcare, and enery. By leveraging the firm’s vast knowledge among these sectors under an array of market conditions they are able to succeed in just about any market.

To diversify from the buyouts and growth equity in its clients portfolios the firm also maintains access to the bank loan and high yield debt markets through its affiliate Octagon Credit Investors. This affiliate specializes in low grade corporate credit and currently has over $10 billion under its management.

Susan McGalla Develops New Opportunities for Many

With the global economy facing headwinds, it can be difficult for corporations to find new growth opportunities. Susan McGalla has been sought by several companies to provide consulting help to their executives, and she draws from a deep well of personal experience to prepare them for what lies ahead.

Susan McGalla was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. She has two brothers and her father was a local football coach. That upbringing fostered a hard-nosed and hardworking personality that would eventually come to fruition as she entered the world of business that is foreign to most women. Educated at Mount Union College, she received a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. Today she serves on the college’s Board of Advisors. In fact, this has become a pattern for her. She has grown strong roots in local organizations and sought to help them succeed by making available her experience and expertise.

She has been proactive in sharing her wisdom to other females as well. For one thing, she grew up in a household that had a strong male culture. As such, she does not look at other males as opponents but rather knows that they can be understood and wishes women to know this as well. She does not necessarily look at herself as a woman in the business world; because she sees herself as a person rather than a woman or “not a man”. McGalla’s home background on bizjournals instilled in her a confidence in herself and her ideas. Today, she finds enjoyment in being able to talk sports as passionately as shopping.

McGalla has found success and happiness in her professional life, and she sees no reason to change her career. She now lives in the Pittsburgh area and is an executive consultant. It is no surprise that beyond just rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, she is also the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth for the organization. She is also sought by people in finance to get an insider’s perspective in the world of retail, where she got her start in the job market. She has continued on a high-arching trajectory of success, to take on her next challenge as well: developing her own business. As of 2013, Susan P. McGalla began her own business named P3 Executive Consulting, LLC, for providing expert consulting to clients on branding, marketing, talent management, operational efficiencies and more. It’s a big task, but she has the range of knowledge to help people to run their businesses.