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

  • Known Holdings aims to be a ‘pit crew’ for people of color
  • ‘I know the machine, I know the gaps,’ says Red-Horse Mohl
Known Holdings co-founders Ushir Shah, Jim Casselberry, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Nathalie Molina Niño (left to right.)

Known Holdings co-founders Ushir Shah, Jim Casselberry, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Nathalie Molina Niño (left to right.)

Photographer: Kareem Black via Known Holdings

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.