Management Team

Manoj Chawla – Founder/Principal

Mr. Manoj Chawla is CEO of Oceanic Companies. Manoj was awarded a circle of excellence award for Franchise growth from red roof for opening 6 red roofs in CA in one year. Primarily, Manoj oversees acquisition, renovation, and operations of hotels assets. Previously Mr. Chawla managed a highly motivated team of trained professionals proficient in all aspects of market research, title, property evaluation, renovation and resale of foreclosed properties. He also oversaw acquisition, renovation, and retail sales of residential and commercial real estate purchased through foreclosure in the state of California USA. Mr. Chawla holds Master’s Degree in Science at the University of Cincinnati and BA in Engineering at the University of Bombay, India.

Min Leonard- Corporate controller

Min serves as the corporate controller for Oceanic Companies and oversees all financial aspects of the company. Min brings in 15 years of experience in finance and accounting. Her prior experiences include working as a chief accountant of the renowned 4- Diamond Hilton resort located in mission bay and working as a controller of a nutritional supplements company with 12 retail outlets. Min earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos, with a major in Accounting and a Master Degree in Health Care Organization from University of California, San Diego with a major in Leadership Advanced Studies. She also is a certified public accountant.

Donna Odisho – Sales Manager

Donna is the Sales Manager for the Oceanic Companies. She first became involved in the hospitality industry 4 years ago as an assistant manager at the Quality Inn in Oceanside, CA. For the past decade, Donna has worked in the real estate industry and ran a few small businesses. She went to DePaul University in Chicago, IL majoring in the International Business, however was unfortunate to finish due to finances. She loves spending time with family, loves animals and nature, and is passionate about art. Donna is also a big supporter of green energy and recycling programs.

Evan Barnes – Project Manager

Evan Barnes is the Revenue Manager for Oceanic companies and is responsible for the oversight of all purchasing and renovations of all Oceanic’s hotel portfolio. Evan has 4 years of executive management experience working with the real estate investment firm Pacifica Companies as their Acquisitions Manager. There, Evan managed a team of real estate professionals with the goal of purchasing quality single family real estate assets with the intent of rehabilitation and disposition. Evan has experience acquiring properties through courthouse auctions, probate, tax sales,, SS, REO’s, traditional sales, and bulk REO pool sales. Evan earned a bachelor degree in Political Science from California State University Long Beach.

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