Valerie Red-Horse Mohl of Cherokee ancestry, is the Executive Director and CEO of Social Venture Circle, a non-profit leading the way in the field of social impact investing and ESG; building and galvanizing the business world to create social, economic, and environmental change. As such she is a national spokesperson and team builder at the cutting edge of innovation in the corporate sustainability and ESG impact space. At SVC Red-Horse Mohl confronts the challenges we face as a global community and believes the way forward will require moving beyond sustainability to regenerative systems, expanding diversity to include true social and economic inclusion, and broadening the definition of every venture’s success beyond profits to growth that benefits everyone. She is also the founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc., a financial advisory firm focused on tribal finance and economic development.
She has more than 30 years in-depth experience in the financial services and investment banking industry including municipal issuance, high yield bond transactions, leveraged finance, debt restructuring, taxable issuance, private placements, and operational improvement and management turnaround with a unique expertise in the Native American tribal sector. Red-Horse Mohl has led over fifty financial mandates totaling in excess of $3 billion dollars in transactions. Ms. Red-Horse Mohl has assisted/advised clients in transactions ranging from $1 million to $1 billion and has been requested to testify, as a professional expert regarding tribal finance, for both State and Federal Legislative bodies. Red-Horse Mohl earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA and has been profiled in cover stories of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS and MINORITY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR. Ms. Red-Horse Mohl holds seven FINRA registrations: Registered General Securities Representative (Series 7), Uniform State Law Securities Agent (Series 63), Registered General Securities Principal (Series 24), Registered Equity Trader Representative (Series 55), Registered Municipal Principal (Series 53), Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65), Investment Banking (Series 79) and is a licensed life insurance agent in the state of California.
In addition to her finance expertise, Ms. Red-Horse Mohl is a producer, director and writer serving as the owner/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc. which has become the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations to bring important Native stories accurately and respectfully to the screen. The Company’s premiere narrative feature film, NATURALLY NATIVE, was an official Sundance Festival selection, which Red-Horse Mohl wrote, produced, co-directed, starred in, and distributed. Red-Horse Mohl followed with the WWII PBS/ITVS award winning feature documentary “TRUE WHISPERS: THE STORY OF THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS”, produced with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment. Red-Horse Mohl also produced/directed the “prequel” follow up program, again with Hurd, CHOCTAW CODE TALKERS regarding the Code Talkers’ involvement in WWI (Vision Maker Media/PBS). Over her career Red-Horse Mohl has produced/directed/written multiple Native American themed programs for film and television programming. Red-Horse Mohl’s latest project for which she served as both Director/Producer, (again in collaboration with Hurd for Vision Maker Media/PBS) is MANKILLER, the biographical feature documentary of Wilma Mankiller who served as the first female elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (broadcast on PBS in March 2018). Red-Horse Mohl is a member of both the Directors Guild and the Screen Actors Guild.
Red-Horse Mohl was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008. She is a member of Bel Air Presbyterian Church and one of her greatest passions is founding and serving in ministry. Red-Horse Mohl was the founder of both H.A.P.N. (the Hollywood Access Program for Natives) a non-profit training organization providing on the job mentorship to Native Americans in the film and television industry and “Jesusize” a dance/exercise ministry serving urban women in rehabilitation residence at the Anne Douglas Center in downtown Los Angeles. In 2006, she and her family founded the White Earth Cass Lake Annual Short-Term Mission Trip serving children and elders on tribal reservations. She is an Advisory Board Member of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and teaches an undergraduate course on Entrepreneurship for Racial Equity and Social Impact at Stanford. Red-Horse Mohl has been married since 1982 (to former NFL professional Curt Mohl); the couple has three children, Courtney (b.1985) – Stanford University 2007; Derek (b. 1989) – California Lutheran University 2012; and Chelsea (b. 1998) – Stanford University 2020.