Our Core Team

The TAO Asset Management Team

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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.

(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 and acquisitions, banking and restructuring law.

(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.

(416) 309-9315

Corporate Counsel for the TAO Group of companies. Previous to TAO, Tony was a principal and corporate counsel at a small niche investment bank, and prior to the he was at two large Bay Street law firms specializing in private mergers and acquisitions and structured finance transactions.

(416) 309-9343

Malkan Pinto joined TAO in 2019 and brings over 10 years of experience in credit analysis, risk management and structuring lending transactions. Malkan is responsible for all aspects of TAO’s commercial lending credit reviews and adjudication of small and medium enterprises, monitoring credit performance, conducting program compliance reviews, assessing counterparties and assisting the Audit and Compliance teams. Previously, he was a Director for a litigation finance company and prior to that an Assistant Vice President for a global banking institution where he was responsible for underwriting, structuring, and adjudicating complex credit transactions.

(416) 309-9309

Karen joined the TAO Asset Management team in 2016 focusing on originating, structuring and managing private debt transactions. Before joining TAO, Karen held a risk management position within a global retail bank in Australia. Prior to that, she held roles within a commercial lending entity in Ireland focused primarily on the establishment and management of the bank’s commercial mortgage backed securities.