Valerie Red-Horse

Founding Advisor at Known Holdings

CFO at East Bay Community Foundation

CEO/Founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.*

CEO/Founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc.

Lecturer and Board Chair, Stanford University-Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Founding Advisor at Known Holdings

CFO at East Bay Community Foundation

CEO/Founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.*

CEO/Founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc.

Lecturer and Board Chair, Stanford University-Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

About Valerie

VALERIE RED-HORSE MOHL, of Cherokee ancestry, is the CFO of East Bay Community Foundation, founded in 1928, whose mission is to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes in the community. In this role she is brings her experience as a financial professional to lead initiatives focused on 100% mission alignment of portfolio investments, impact investing, racial equity, social justice, ESG and diverse manager selections. Red-Horse Mohl is also the President of KNOWN Holdings, a groundbreaking financial platform focused on accelerating and scaling the BIPOC economy. She is also the former Executive Director/CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leading the way in the field of social impact investing and sustainable business. In this role she led an organizational merger, restructuring, rebranding, grew the organization by 20% in one year and became a national spokesperson on impact investing and racial equity. She is also CEO/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.*, and has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the financial services, asset management and investment banking industries with a unique expertise in the Native American tribal government sector.  Red-Horse Mohl has raised, structured, and managed over $3 billion in capital

and currently holds seven FINRA registrations. She is also the CEO/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc., a film and television production company primarily focused on bringing important documentaries about overlooked and underserved subjects to the screen for which Red-Horse Mohl directs, produces, and writes. She is the Advisory Board Chair of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and teaches two undergraduate courses on Entrepreneurship for Social Impact and Racial Equity at Stanford. Red-Horse Mohl was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008. She serves as the Board Chair for Intentional Endowments Network, Board Chair of the National Boys and Girls Clubs Native American Services, and Co-Chair of the Board of the American Sustainable Business Network. Red-Horse Mohl earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA and has founded several nonprofit ministries on tribal reservations nationwide. Red-Horse Mohl has been married since 1982 to former NFL professional Curt Mohl and they have three children, Courtney- Stanford University ‘07; Derek-California Lutheran University ‘12; and Chelsea–Stanford University ‘21.

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Want to Be a Black Finance Star? They’re Building a Mother Ship

BLOOMBERG – “When Wall Street executives talk about diversifying an industry that’s still run mostly by White bosses, chances are good they mean recruitment, retention, mentorship or donating jumbo checks. The four co-founders of a new company, Known Holdings, aren’t worrying about all that. They’re not going to work on improving representation inside big banks — they want people of color in charge of their own finance giants…”

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Wall Street Hit With Existential Angst

Bloomberg – Watch as Known Holdings co-founder Valerie Red-Horse Mohl discusses the shifting culture on Wall Street, and changes that need to be made for women and minorities with Caroline Hyde, Sonali Basak, and Taylor Riggs on Bloomberg’s “What’d You Miss?”

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Wall Street Ends Crazy Year With Existential Angst and Big Bonuses

Bloomberg Wealth – Veterans of past Wall Street booms suggest that, somehow, this one doesn’t feel so good… One problem [with the culture of Wall Street], suggested veteran dealmaker Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, is that bankers focus on net-worth rather than meaning. “We’ve lacked a sense of community engagement and sustainability on Wall Street for over a century…”

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