Our Core Team

The TAO Asset Management Team

john.abraham@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9827

Vice-president and Secretary of TAO Asset Management, COO of TAO’s Administration group of companies, and a co-founder of TAO Group. Previous to TAO, John was a Principal at Coventree Capital, and prior to that he was a partner at the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto where he practised for over 20 years, specializing in asset finance and leasing, securitization, private mergers ad acquisitions, banking and restructuring law.

david.allan@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9322

Executive Chairman of the TAO Group. David has been active in the Structured Finance market in Canada and globally for over 25 years as a lawyer, global structuring group head, consultant and principal. David is a frequent speaker and published author on many topics relating to the past, present and future of the Structured Finance market. David’s focus in his role at TAO is in setting the strategic direction of the TAO Group companies.

yvonne.david@taoadmin.ca
(416) 309-9317

Yvonne joined TAO Group in 2010 with over 20 years of credit and operations experience gained in the financial services field, specifically in the vehicle and equipment leasing industry and in retail commercial banking. Initially a part of TAO Administration’s Risk Management, Surveillance and Compliance Group, Yvonne is currently a Director with BOAT Capital LP focused primarily on the Originator structuring, due diligence and assessment process, as well as ongoing credit, documentation and cash management compliance.

jeff.haig@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9313

A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s BBA program with distinction, Jeff has a diverse background in the financial services industry.  Prior to TAO, Jeff worked at Scotia Capital and TD Securities.

A Triathlon Canada athlete, Jeff continues to represent his nation at the international level.

james.joyce@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9320

Senior Vice President of TAO Asset Management and President of BOAT Capital, a public-private partnership with BDC established to provide funding to independent finance companies. Over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, with the majority of his time in structured finance/asset-based lending, where he focuses on the origination, structuring and distribution of asset finance transactions.

raymond.lai@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9310

Vice President of TAO Asset Management.  Raymond has over 16 years experience in the financial services industry.  Before joining TAO, Raymond was a lead analyst for a global credit rating agency, with focus on Canadian structured finance transactions across numerous asset classes. Prior to that, he held roles in the development and structuring, risk management and monitoring of asset backed securities.

albert.ottoni@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9323

President of TAO Asset Management Inc. Seasoned structured finance professional with over 25 years of experience in the field, and has held several capital market roles and established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financing solutions.

chris.pocock@taoadmin.ca
(416) 309-9303

Vice President Risk Management Tao Group. Previously to TAO, Chris was a Principal at Coventree and prior spent over 25 years in Senior Risk Management positions in the Canadian Banking and Finance Industry, specializing in asset and lease financing, natural resource project and real estate financing, mergers and acquisitions and financial restructurings.

ken.toten@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9300

President and founder of TAO Group. Recognized as one of the most knowledgeable professionals in structured finance in Canada, specializing in developing traditional asset securitization programs and in the origination and structuring of residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry.

travix.wong@taoasset.ca
(416) 309-9308

Travix joined TAO Asset Management in 2013 and is an Analyst focusing on originating and structuring private debt transactions. Travix graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics. As part of his university program, Travix completed internships at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Loblaw Companies Limited.

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