Our Team

John Ginochio

Chief Financial Officer

Janet Lai

Accounting Manager

Stephanie Lam

Vice President - Finance

Walt Pedrazzini

Senior Controller

Ebony Velasquez

Office Manager

Sara Wilbur

Assistant Controller

Pauline Yeung

Accountant

John Ginochio

Chief Financial Officer

John has responsibility for managing Ohana’s overall legal & tax structuring, internal controls and all aspects of the finance and accounting function, including financial reporting, planning, accounting, treasury management, fund-level financing, and managing key internal and external relationships. He also oversees human resources, information technology, risk management and serves as Chief Compliance Officer. John brings 15 years of extensive real estate and fund experience, most recently at Prologis, where he held a variety of leadership roles in operations, FP&A, and financial reporting. He also completed international assignments in Amsterdam and Mexico City. Prior to Prologis, John worked for PwC where he was Audit Manager in the San Francisco real estate practice, serving both privately-held and SEC-registered clients. John received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a licensed CPA (inactive) in the state of California.

Janet Lai

Accounting Manager

Janet’s role is a key link between the Finance, Acquisitions, and Asset Management teams. Some of Janet’s responsibilities include overseeing employee expense reimbursement, managing the billing process for fees and expense reimbursements, facilitating Accounts Receivable collection, managing the cash requirements of portfolios and the individual properties, facilitating the reimbursement of inter-company accounts, overseeing the IRS Form 1099 process, preparing the sales tax and business tax filing, managing the legal entities and bank accounts, assisting in the preparation of annual budgeting and forecasting, and assisting in the documentation and enforcement of accounting policies and procedures. Janet came to us from U-Freight America, Inc., where she held the position of Corporate Accounting Manager. She brings a wealth of corporate accounting knowledge with 20+ years of experience. Janet graduated from San Francisco State University with a BS in Finance.

Stephanie Lam

Vice President - Finance

Stephanie brings over 10 years of experience in private equity, investment management, and financial operations. As Vice President of Finance for Ohana Real Estate Investors, Stephanie is responsible for the accounting operations and financial reporting for Ohana’s investments and management company. Prior to joining Ohana in 2016, Stephanie was a Controller at SVB Capital where she oversaw the financial, tax, and investor reporting across 10 fund of funds and direct investment funds totaling over $1.5 billion in committed capital. Prior to SVB Capital, Stephanie was an Accounting Manager at Marlin Equity where she developed procedures, budgets, and enhanced reporting for Mariln’s four global private equity funds totaling over $2.5 billion. Previously, Stephanie was part of the funds group of Colony Capital and CIM Group. Stephanie began her career in the real estate audit practice of Deloitte & Touche after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Walt Pedrazzini

Senior Controller

Walt has primary responsibility and oversight of the Finance and Accounting department. Prior to Ohana, Walt was at PwC for 15 years focused on providing transactions, consulting and assurance services for asset and wealth management institutions, focusing on private equity real estate and REITs clients. He spent four years in Tokyo on a strategic tour with PwC Japan with responsibility over global priority accounts in the real estate industry.  Walt graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and is an active Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.

Ebony Velasquez

Office Manager

Ebony serves as the Office Manager for Ohana’s Redwood City, CA headquarters, making the office a welcoming, fun place to work while playing an integral role in the day-to-day effectiveness and efficiency of the office. In addition to office administration, she handles the planning and execution of companywide activities and events and manages certain human resources processes while holding a passion for helping others. Ebony graduated from the University of Potsdam with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Human Services.

Sara Wilbur

Assistant Controller

Sara is an Assistant Controller with OREI’s Finance & Accounting team and plays an integral role in growing OREI Advisors as she deepens relationships within the company, as well as outside partners by supporting investments, fund operations and financial statement audits. Prior to joining OREI, Sara was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers audit team for three years. Sara holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree as well as a Master’s of Science of Accounting from The University of San Diego.

Pauline Yeung

Accountant

As a member of Finance and Accounting team, Pauline is responsible for general accounting functions, including reconciling balance sheet accounts and preparing journal entry, reviewing employee expense report and corporate credit card accounts, overseeing inter-company expense bill-back process, recording payroll transactions and reconciling payroll accounts. Paulin has diversified experience in different areas of Finance and Accounting, including debt portfolio analysis, payroll management, cash management, corporate accounting, and real estate management accounting. Pauline holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Francisco State University.