The Founders

Brian Fortune and Alina DiDonato founded Farragut Square Group in 2011 after previously co-founding and helping build the Research Division at Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused consulting firm. For nearly 15 years, Brian and Alina have helped institutional investors, healthcare-focused deal teams and corporations gain clarity and confidence in regulatory and payment risk.

Brian
Fortune

Brian Fortune

As Farragut’s President and Political Strategist, Brian leads our Washington team and is responsible for the firm’s research and diligence work. Before co-founding Farragut, Brian was the Political Strategist and a Managing Director of Marwood. Previously, he served the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives for a decade, working primarily for former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX).

While representing the House leadership, Brian served as Staff Director of Legislative Digest, the policy analysis and communications division of the House Republican Conference. In that role, he worked with the senior staff on all House committees, concentrating primarily on issues before the Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Appropriations Committees. During this period, Brian worked directly with leadership on all of the major healthcare initiatives, including BBA97, BBRA, HIPAA and BIPA 2000. He is a graduate of Oregon State University.

Alina
DiDonato

Alina DiDonato

As Farragut’s CEO and Managing Partner, Alina oversees the firm’s business and operations, providing executive leadership and management expertise. Prior to co-founding Farragut, Alina was a Managing Director at Marwood, where she worked with Brian to help launch and build that firm’s research operation. Before Marwood, Alina was an institutional equity salesperson on the trading floor of Banc of America Securities in New York City, and a corporate banker working on syndicated and leveraged financings for Société Générale and Chemical Bank, now JP Morgan Chase. Alina began her finance career in 1993 in the Chemical Bank Credit Training Program, focusing on middle market company financing. She holds a BS in Finance from the State University of New York at Albany, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.