Algonquin Team

Michaela L. Barnum

Vice President and Director of Operations

Ms. Barnum has over 12 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. Michaela enjoys volunteering for local non-profit organizations. She resides in Old Greenwich, CT with her husband, son and three dogs.

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

Harrison P. Chapman

Assistant Vice President

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 a CFA Level 2 candidate.

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. Harrison is an active triathlete and lives in New York City.

George T. Hubbard, MBA

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Hubbard founded Algonquin Advisors in 1998 to provide private clients and foundations with access to institutional quality investment consulting services and investment managers. Mr. Hubbard serves as Algonquin’s Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. He chairs the firm’s Investment Committee and is a member of its Compliance Committee. He co-authors Algonquin’s quarterly research publication entitled “Global Macroeconomic Insights & Asset Class Review.”

Mr. Hubbard has over 35 years of capital markets and portfolio management experience. Prior to founding Algonquin Advisors, he worked in a variety of sales, trading and managerial capacities with leading New York investment banks Bear Stearns & Co., and the First Boston Corporation. He began his career as a commercial lending officer with the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.

Mr. Hubbard serves as an independent director of Cenlar FSB and Cenlar Capital Corporation. He served on numerous non-profit boards including The Child Welfare League of America, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services, Inc. where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He has also served on numerous community boards.

Mr. Hubbard, a graduate of Denison University with a B.A. in Biology, received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a FINRA Series 65 license and has previously held FINRA Series 3, 7, 22 and 63 licenses. George resides in New York City with his wife Janice and spends his free time chasing their eight grandchildren.

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. Prior to the merger of Bear Stearns and J.P Morgan, he had the overall responsibility for the firm’s investment advisory business. He served on J.P. Morgan’s Global Wealth Management Investment Leadership Team and New Products Committee. He was a member of the Bear Stearns PCS Executive, New Products, Recruiting, Hiring, Risk, Ethics, Best Execution, Valuation and Proxy Committees. He chaired Bear Stearns Advisory Services Due Diligence, Research, Performance Measurement and Portfolio Manager Review 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. While at Oppenheimer he led the development of investment management programs in Canada through CIBC. Previously he worked in the investment management consulting groups at Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

Mr. Hyman is on the Board of Directors of the Guilford Foundation. He is a Member of the Legg Mason Client Solutions Advisory Council and the Franklin and Marshall College Leadership Council. 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.

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 visit and a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute (formerly known as IMCA). He holds a FINRA Series 65 license and previous 24 and 63 licenses. John resides in New York City with his wife Merri.

Christen Foley

Marketing Specialist

Ms. Foley joined Algonquin Advisors in 2020. She is primarily responsible for supporting marketing and communication efforts including press releases, social and website content, and due diligence requests. Ms. Foley promotes Algonquin’s brand development, market presence and assists in maintaining Algonquin’s client relationship management system.

Ms. Foley graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Finance and Marketing. Christen is passionate about travel and lives in New York City.

Sarah Gregg Orum

Vice President

Mrs. Orum has over 12 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 team 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. 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.

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 visit She previously held FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Sarah resides in Greenwich, CT with her husband Bill, their three children and a puppy named Ms. Sunny.

C. Thayer Walker

Managing Director and Director of Client Services

Ms. Walker has over 15 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 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. Thayer enjoys volunteering for New York Cares and lives in New York City.