Category: Business Leader

Mike Baur; the startups guru

Startups are not easy to bring forth and yet Mike has been able to support many startups and turned them into successful companies. In the world of business startups, the Swiss Startup factory is the leader and Mike Baur is at the center of the action.

 

The Swiss Startup Factory

 

Before you can talk about the man behind the curtain, it is important to know about the company itself. Swiss Startup Factory was founded in 2014 by Mike and two of his partners. The main aim of the company is to look for digital entrepreneurs with potential and provide them with opportunities to accelerate their growth. That is the reason why the company is known as the Startup accelerator.

 

The mission of the company is to take the startups and turn them into successful companies. That is why they offer 360 degree services. This will enable you to launch the startup successfully and see it grow and become a great company.

 

About Mike Baur

Education

Mike attended the University of Applied Science Bern between 1997 and 2000 where he did his Bachelor of Applied Science in Banking and Finance. Between 2007 an 2008, Mike did his executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Bern. During the same years, he attended the University of Rochester where he did his Master of Business administration.

Career

Mike began his career in 1991 at the UBS wealth management. Between 2000 and 2002, Mike worked as the wealth management in the same company. From 2002 to 2008 he was the Key Client group in UBS.

In 2008, he joined Clariden Leu as the head of the private banking in Switzerland. He served in this position for 2years. He later left the company in 2012 and joined the Sallfort Private Bank as the head of private banking. In 2014 he founded the Baur IS and he became the CEO a position he holds till today. In the same year, he became the owner of the ‘think reloaded ag’

In January 2015, Mike became the executive chairman of the Swiss Startup Factory a position he holds until now.

Skills

He has developed different skills over the course of his career;

« Startups

« Private banking

« Investment

« Asset management

Learn more: http://www.founderstories.ch/founderstories/mike-baur-swiss-startup-factory-ssuf/

Anthony Petrello’s Rise To Success

Anthony Petrello is the Chairman/President/CEO of Narbors Industries Ltd. Petrello has been Chairman since 2012. He has had the job title of CEO since 2011. He first started working for Nabors in 1991 as their COO. In 1992 Petrello became its President and has been in that position ever since.

Nabors Industries Ltd. owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets on LinkedIn. Nabors was founded in 1952 by Clair Nabors. Nabors Industries was the first to drill a horizontal well, a practice still in use today. Along the way, Nabors acquired many companies leading to its growth.

Previously, Tony Petrello worked for Baker & Mckenzie LLP from 1979-1991 and as a Consultant: Attorney General for the State of Massachusetts from 1976-1979. He obtained a B.S. and Masters degree in Mathematics from Yale University and has a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He has been the director of Stewart & Stevenson, LLC since 2011. He is on the Board of Directors for Hilcorp Energy Co. Tony Petrello serves as a Director of Texas Children’s Hospital, Inc. As of Fiscal Year 2015, Petrello’s total calculated compensation is 27.6 million.

Petrello’s college roommate from freshman year, Lloyd Grove, wrote an article in the Daily Beast titled “The Prince and the Pauper; My College Roommate became an Oligarch”. In it, Grove describes how Petrello was when they knew each other. “Tony was the skinny public school scholarship kid from working-class Newark whose thick Jersey accent, loud mouth, and eager demeanor stood out…,” says Grove at http://www.nri.texaschildrens.org/give_gift/leaders_giving/cynthia_tony_petrello.aspx.

Grove makes it clear that he knew Petrello was special though he was surprised to find out about his former roommate’s current occupation on fuelfix.com. Grove says that Petrello “was constantly scribbling proofs of arcane theorems on greasy napkins and, operating at a genius level at age 18, became a protégé of Prof. Serge Lang, a world-renowned mathematician”. After contacting Petrello personally, Petrello admitted to Grove through an e-mail that “One life lesson I have learned is that between being smart and lucky- lucky is better. I have been extremely fortunate in work”.

Grove also mentions Petrello married his college girlfriend Cynthia Carrafa. Carrafa and Petrello’s daughter, Carena, was born prematurely and developed cerebral palsy. Petrello has said about his daughter, Carena, that “She makes us and everyone around us feel like you’re in front of someone who’s been put here for a greater purpose”. The Petrello family donated 7 million dollars to Texas Children’s Hospital to fund neurological research.