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Valerie Red-Horse          

Investment Banker, Filmmaker, Owner & Founder of Red-Horse Native Productions

Valerie Red-Horse has built multiple businesses as well as being an award winning filmmaker, a powerful Wall Street investment banker (having led over $2 billion in tribal finance or industry related transactions), founder of an American Indian non-profit training organization and a Presbyterian Dance Ministry while being an active mother of three; married since 1982 to former NFL football player Curt Mohl.

Red-Horse is the CEO and founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc., and has more than 20 years of in-depth experience in the financial services and investment banking industry with a unique expertise in the Native American tribal government sector. Red-Horse has raised, structured, and managed over $3 billion in capital and holds seven FINRA registrations.

Red-Horse is the founder and CEO of Red-Horse Native Productions Inc., a film and television production company primarily focused on bringing important documentaries to the screen for which Red-Horse Mohl directs, produces, and writes. She is a member of both the Screen Actors and Directors Guilds.

She is the Advisory Board Chair of Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and teaches two undergraduate courses on Entrepreneurship for Social Impact and Racial Equity at Stanford.

Red-Horse is a former CEO of two Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker/dealers, Native Nations Securities and Red-Horse Securities believed to be the first Native American female owned broker-dealers.

Red-Horse is 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.

Red-Horse Mohl was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008. She also serves as Board Chair of the National Boys and Girls Clubs Native American Division and a Board Member for the Northern California Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

In 2006, she and her family witnessed the severe living conditions of certain tribal members (mostly elders and children) located on a remote reservation in Northern Minnesota where unemployment exceeds 60%, the winter temperatures are extremely harsh and there is a general lack of basic services. As a response, Red-Horse and her family founded the White Earth Cass Lake Annual Short Term Mission Trip whereby mission teams repair and weatherproof trailers and homes, lead activities for the community children, host a family evening event and distribute elder gift bags every summer.

Red-Horse Mohl earned a B.A. with Cum Laude honors from UCLA and has founded several nonprofit ministries on tribal reservations nationwide.


We Have Many Names…“Redskins” is Not One of Them

As someone of American Indian heritage and an outspoken activist for racial equity and social justice, I have welcomed the recent surge of questions about land rights, demoralizing statues, reparations, and indigenous synergies with Black Lives Matter.

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