For much of his career, Daniel Yohannes had to worry about one kind of green - boosting the bottom line at financial giant U.S. Bancorp.
Now Yohannes is focused on a wider palette of green - funding up-and-coming businesses in alternative energy, energy conservation, organic foods and related fields.
Yohannes immigrated to Los Angeles from Ethiopia at 17 with $150 in his pocket. He went to college and entered the banking business.
Based in Denver, Yohannes became one of the vice chairmen at the nation's sixth-largest bank before leaving in 2003 to seek new challenges.