Algonquin Team

Michaela L. Barnum

Vice President and Director of Operations

Ms. Barnum has over 10 years of operations and financial services experience, having joined Algonquin in 2007.  As Director of Operations, her primary responsibilities include supervising the firm’s accounting, administration, human resources and event planning activities.  Prior to joining Algonquin, Ms. Barnum worked for ING in their commercial real estate management division in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Previously, she worked in sales and administrative capacities for several of the country’s largest brokerage firms.  

She attended Manhattanville College.  Ms. Barnum previously held a FINRA Series 7 license.

Matthew J. Canner


Mr. Canner has over 20 years’ experience in family wealth management, with substantial experience in providing investment advisory, financial planning and trust advisory services to ultra-high net worth families. Mr. Canner is responsible for the firm’s business development and marketing efforts and is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Algonquin, Mr. Canner was a Senior Private Client Advisor at Wilmington Trust providing financial, investment, and estate planning services to high-net-worth individuals and families. He also co-chaired the bank’s Corporate Executive Planning Group as well as heading their Trust Consultancy for advisors in the New York City region. Previously, Mr. Canner was a Director in Institutional Sales at Knight Capital Group, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Canner was a Senior Vice President for financial planning with U.S. Trust Company in New York. Prior to that he was a senior financial counselor within the Personal Financial Counseling group of Ernst & Young, LLP in New York.

Mr. Canner is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Leadership Council, elected as University of Pennsylvania Class of 1994 president. Mr. Canner is and has been active on several nonprofit boards of directors, including the Rockville Centre Boys and Girls Basketball League, the largest such organization on Long Island; the Long Beach Lifeguard Alumni Association; and, Career Gear, a New York City-based organization committed to helping disconnected men empower themselves to become readily employable through professional development and mentoring.

Mr. Canner formerly held his FINRA Series 7, 55, and 63 securities licenses.  Mr. Canner holds a FINRA Series 65 license. Matt resides in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife Lauren and their two children.

Harrison P. Chapman


Mr. Chapman joined Algonquin Advisors in 2018.  His primary responsibilities include investment manager due diligence and macroeconomic research.  Mr. Chapman attends and presents at the firm’s Investment Committee meetings.  He is candidate for the Level 1 CFA exam in 2018.

Mr. Chapman is a graduate of the College of William and Mary where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Finance and History.

Laura Sousa Farrelly, CFA

Senior Vice President

Mrs. Farrelly has over seven years of financial services experience, having joined Algonquin Advisors in 2010.  Her primary responsibilities include investment manager due diligence, with a focus on alternatives, and macroeconomic research.  Mrs. Farrelly is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. She co-authors Algonquin’s quarterly research publication entitled, “Global Macroeconomic Insights & Asset Class Review.” 

Mrs. Farrelly holds a FINRA Series 65 license. She is a  CFA® Charterholder (for more information regarding the CFA® designation, please click here), and is a member of the CFA Society Stamford. She is a member of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls 20for20 Program and served on the Advisory Council for the Foundation's Family Economic Security Program (FESP)

Mrs. Farrelly is a graduate of Davidson College, where she served as President of her senior class.

George T. Hubbard, MBA

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Hubbard founded Algonquin Advisors in 1998 to provide private clients, foundations and endowments with access to institutional quality investment consulting services and investment managers. He has over 30 years of capital markets and portfolio management experience. Mr. Hubbard is Algonquin’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and is a member of its Compliance Committee. He authors Algonquin’s quarterly research publication entitled “Global Macroeconomic Insights & Asset Class Review.”

Prior to founding Algonquin Advisors, Mr. Hubbard worked in a variety of sales, trading and managerial capacities with leading investment banks in New York including Bear Stearns & Co., and the First Boston Corporation. He began his career with the Northern Trust Bank and the Chicago Board of Trade.

Mr. Hubbard serves as an independent director of Cenlar FSB and Cenlar Capital Corporation. He has served on numerous non-profit boards including The Child Welfare League of America and St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, Inc. He has also served on numerous community boards in the Rye/Greenwich area, most recently as the lay leader of the Rye Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Hubbard, a graduate of Denison University, received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds FINRA Series 65 licenses and has previously held FINRA Series 3, 7, 22 and 63 licenses.

John A. Hyman, MBA, CIMA®

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hyman has over 30 years of experience in developing and leading sophisticated high net worth investment advisory businesses. Mr. Hyman is responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day operations.  Mr. Hyman is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and he chairs the firm’s Compliance Committee.

Prior to joining Algonquin in 2010, Mr. Hyman was a Senior Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Securities and its predecessor firm Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.  He served on J.P. Morgan’s Global Wealth Management’s Investment Leadership Team, Investment Review and New Products Committees.  He was a member of the Bear Stearns Private Client Services Executive, Risk, Ethics, Best Execution, Valuation and Proxy Committees.  Prior to the merger of Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan he had overall responsibility for the firm’s investment advisory business, where he managed the group’s product, due diligence and operations teams and chairing the Due Diligence, Research, Performance Measurement and Portfolio Manager Review Committees. He was a member of the Advisory Services Asset Allocation Committee as well as the Private Client Services Executive, New Products, Recruiting and Hiring Committees.  Prior to joining Bear Stearns in 2003, he was a Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. where he led the firm’s Asset Management Group. Previously he worked in the investment management consulting groups at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Mr. Hyman formerly co-Chaired the Investment Committee for the Foundation for Jewish Culture and was a member of the organization's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  He is a past Harris Center Fellow at Franklin & Marshall College.  Mr. Hyman, a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, received his MBA from the College of William & Mary. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) (for more information regarding the CIMA® certification, please click here) and a member of the Investment Management Consultant’s Association (IMCA). He holds FINRA Series 65 licenses and previously held the FINRA Series 3, 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

Sarah Gregg Orum

 Vice President

Mrs. Orum has over ten years of experience in the financial services industry. Her primary responsibilities include client relationship management and investment manager due diligence. 

Prior to joining Algonquin in 2017, Mrs. Orum was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers and subsequently Barclays Capital. She focused on structured credit products working with both the Investment Grade and High Yield bond teams in San Francisco and New York. She was a member of the Women in Leadership and Collegiate Recruiting teams. 

Mrs. Orum is a graduate of Dartmouth College and currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut Teach for America Board, The Field Club of Greenwich Membership Committee and The Greenwich Country Day School Parent Association Board.  

She previously held the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mrs. Orum holds a FINRA Series 65 license and is a candidate for Certified Financial Planner certification (for more information regarding the CFP® certification, please click here). 

C. Thayer Walker

Managing Director and Director of Client Services

Ms. Walker has over ten years of financial services experience, having joined Algonquin in 2002.  As Director of Client Services for the firm, her responsibilities include communicating with clients, managers and custodians and client report generation.  She is a member of the firm’s Compliance Committee.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Walker was an educator in Houston, Texas. 

She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  Ms. Walker holds a FINRA Series 65 license.