MENTOR // Beverly Parenti’s Bio
Always an entrepreneur, Beverly along with longtime business partner and husband Chris Redlitz, launched The Last Mile in 2010. The goal is to reduce recidivism as a means to free up spending on prisons and increase tax funds available for higher education. Today, they tout 4 graduating classes at San Quentin for their entrepreneurship program, 2 graduating classes from Code.7370 computer training program, 15 “returned citizens” who are prospering, and many incarcerated men and women who have hope for the future. The vision is to expand within California, to women’s facilities, and ultimately nationwide. Beverly has also been an integral part of emerging tech companies, including online payment solutions, retail e-commerce, financial services, advertising and consumer products. She is a mentor to many woman entrepreneurs, a yoga and dance enthusiast, and an avid hiker and mountain biker.