Valerie Mosley Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures

Valerie Mosley is Chairwoman of Valmo Ventures, which creates, collaborates and invests in companies, assets, and efforts that have significant potential to grow, profit, and add value to society.

Prior to Valmo Ventures, Valerie was Partner, Senior Vice President and Investment Strategist at Wellington Management Company, LLP, an $800 billion global money management firm. Over a 20 year investment tenure at the firm, she personally managed billions of fixed income portfolios for corporate and public pension funds, insurance company general accounts, endowment funds and mutual funds. Valerie chaired Wellington’s Industry Strategy Group, which was comprised of equity and fixed income experts and identified key, secular headwinds and tailwinds impacting specific industries. Unlike the quarterly earnings focus typical of research analysts, the Industry Strategy Group applied a three to five-year perspective, comprised thought leaders from across the firm, and provided a big picture investment framework and firm-wide discussion platform. Valerie was also a member of two of the firm's key investment strategy groups, which established investment decisions and parameters for several of the firm's fixed income mandates.

Valerie began her career at Chase Manhattan Bank, where she was a Commercial Lending Officer for financial institutions (1982 - 1984). After graduate school, Valerie worked in institutional corporate bond sales at Kidder Peabody (1986 - 1990). Prior to joining Wellington Management in 1992, she spent two years as Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at P.G. Corbin Asset Management (I990 - 1992).

Valerie serves on Obama's Presidential Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Harvard Women's Leadership Board for the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Advisory Board for Diversity. She also serves on the Board of Governors of The State of the USA, a non-partisan, non-profit effort that uses metrics to measure the U.S.'s current performance on issues of national interest. Valerie is a founding member of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders, and is a founding board member of the National Association of Securities Professionals, Boston Chapter. Previously, she served on the Board of Overseers for the Museum of Science in Boston, the Board of Directors for the Citi Performing Arts Center, the Board of Directors for The Meadowbrook School, and the Board of Advisors and the Capital Campaign Advisory Board for Duke University's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.

Valerie graduated in 1982 with a BA in History from Duke, where she served as President and Vice President of the student body. She received her MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and served as President of The Wharton Club of Atlanta. Valerie has been honored several times as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business in the country and one of the Top 50 and 75 African Americans on Wall Street, by Black Enterprise Magazine.

Valerie speaks frequently on issues related to the economy and investments, personal empowerment and financial literacy. She is also working with high schools to develop a financial education program that can be scaled nationally. Valerie's most prized accomplishment is being mother to her three children: Taylor-22, Ryan-20 and Amanda-18.

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