Our Story


Farragut Square Group was founded in 2011 by Alina DiDonato and Brian Fortune after previously co-founding and helping build another private equity healthcare-focused consulting firm. For close to 25 years, Brian and Alina have led companies that help investors, deal teams, and corporations gain clarity and confidence in regulatory and payment risk.

Their unparalleled network of healthcare investors in the US that power up deals for our clients. 

They are well-respected within the institutional investor, health care C-suite, and health policy spheres for their ability to advise on operational diligence and compliance, predict complicated regulatory and legislative issues, and help investors buy, grow, and sell companies.

Their longstanding experience in this niche and the processes they have created and honed over decades, support consistently world-class diligence for clients. 

The Founders' Video gives an overview of Alina and Brian's journey, goals, and vision.

Farragut Square Group was founded in 2011 by Alina DiDonato and Brian Fortune after previously leading and helping to build another private equity focused consulting firm.

Their vast experience, attention to detail within every engagement, and focus on developing key talent has always led to reliable advice for our clients that is immediately actionable.


When Alina and I formed our company, we wanted a symbol that defined not just our firm, but our personal outlook. 

We wanted a landmark with ties to New York and Washington that symbolized our commitment and our clients’ locales. That's when we created the name Farragut Square. I had spent many years after leaving the Hill working near Farragut Square, which is close to the White House and is in the heart of downtown Washington.

Alina previously lived near Madison Square Park in New York and then in Westchester County where Admiral Farragut is also honored; the Admiral moved to Westchester New York following his Civil War heroics. The idea of nautical inspiration was meaningful to us because we spend our days helping clients navigate the ever-changing shoals of healthcare regulatory policy and the nuances of proper coding and compliance. 

Admiral Farragut sits in the pantheon of Navy war heroes. He is most famous for his order, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" during the Battle of Mobile Bay. It is a memorable command that speaks to the heart of the entrepreneur.

Farragut's task was to seize control of one of the most formidable and best-defended Southern ports. Knowing that advancing was critical to success, Farragut issued his decisive order and won the campaign. He rose above the fog of battle, kept sight of the bigger picture, and calmly assessed his alternatives.

We could not ask for a better inspiration for our business. Farragut's image is incorporated in our logo and it embodies his most admirable traits: Resolute, Decisive, Insightful and Unshakable.



Brian Fortune
Sr Managing Partner


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