Management Team

Depth of Experience


Kenneth Toten

Kenneth Toten is one of the most knowledgeable professionals specializing in structured finance and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in Canada. Ken founded TAO Administration after his long tenure with a niche structured finance firm where he helped to build the company into the largest independent structured finance boutique in Canada. Prior to that, Ken enjoyed a career at Citicorp Securities, New York, where he worked as a commercial mortgage-backed security specialist. He was also senior credit officer with global credit-approval authority at Citibank, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. He has been a professional in the financial services industry for more than 30 years, focusing on commercial real-estate finance.

Ken holds an honours BA in economics from McGill University and an MA in international relations from the University of Toronto.


Chris Pocock

Chris is Vice President and Head of Risk for Tao, leading its Risk, Surveillance and Compliance Group. Chris has over 30 years of credit and risk management experience in the Canadian finance market, the last four of which have been focused on the Canadian structured finance and securitization segments of this market. Chris has extensive experience in a broad range of asset classes including equipment and vehicle leases and loans, commercial and residential real estate, and tax related insurance products. Chris is a founding employee of TAO Administration. Prior to joining TAO, Chris was Head of Risk at an independent Investment Bank, and prior to that he held the Chief Risk Officer position at a leading non-bank Canadian finance company and at a Schedule II Bank. Chris holds a MBA from McMaster University.


Adrian Leung

Adrian joined TAO Administration in January of 2009. He is responsible for leading the Portfolio Management Group and managing the administration, settlement and processing of TAO’s assets under administration. With over 15 years of experience in financial services including 10 years in the structured finance/securitization industry, Adrian brings to the team expertise in structured finance administration, treasury, and securitization-based funding. Prior to joining TAO, Adrian worked with a Canadian securitization sponsor in a senior portfolio administration and funding role, and at both a Schedule I Canadian bank and a Canadian-based investment management firm where he gained extensive experience in financial controls and financial reporting. Adrian holds a MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.


Manuela Popescu

Manuela Popescu joined TAO Administration in January 2009 as the head of Tao’s Trust Accounting Group. In her role she is responsible for leading the financial reporting, taxation and auditing services for the trusts under administration.

Manuela has over 11 years experience in the accounting field with the last 7 years dedicated to the financial industry with a focus on securitization. Most recently as a senior trust accountant at the largest independent structured finance firm in Canada, she was responsible for financial reporting, auditing, taxation and analysis of a vast range of structured products and traditional asset portfolios funded trough complex conduit structures. In addition, Manuela played an integral part in the transition process of transferring securitized assets and trusts to the three Master Asset Vehicles trusts administrated by BlackRock, Inc. as part of the major restructuring of the Third Party Asset Backed Commercial Paper market in Canada. Manuela currently holds an advanced level Certified General Accountants (CGA) designation.


John Abraham

John is the Vice-President and Secretary of TAO and a co-founder of TAO Group Holdings Corp. He joined the company in July 2009 after approximately 5 years with a Toronto based securitization sponsor where he was involved in securitization and deal structuring, execution and program management involving a variety of structures and asset classes, and managed its Structured Finance Execution and Customer Relations Management groups. Prior to that John was a partner at the law firm of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto where he had over 20 years experience primarily in asset finance and leasing, securitization, private mergers and acquisitions, banking and restructuring law. John holds an LL.B from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and is a member of the Ontario Bar.

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