Ellington West is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs, a medical device and software company based in Baltimore, MD. Sonavi Labs spun out of Johns Hopkins University and has created Feelix, a smart stethoscope and AI-enabled platform that harnesses the power of machine learning to identify and track respiratory abnormalities with the same accuracy as a trained physician. She brings over 10 years of experience in healthcare business development, market research and leadership to Sonavi Labs and is overseeing the development of the company’s inaugural product line.
Prior to founding Sonavi Labs, Ellington served as the Mid- Atlantic Director of Sales for a national healthcare organization, delivering record-breaking revenue and profit gains within highly competitive regional markets. She is an exceptional communicator with strong negotiation, problem resolution, and client needs assessment aptitude. Ellington is equally effective at identifying opportunities, developing focus, and providing tactical business solutions to achieve ambitious revenue benchmarks.
Under Ellington’s leadership, Sonavi Labs has grown from a research project into a globally recognized, pioneering health tech company. She has recruited the management team, led successful fundraising initiatives, and continues to build the global presence of Sonavi Labs. Sonavi Labs was named 2020 Startup of the Year by Technical.ly Baltimore, recognized by the Hello-Tomorrow Foundation as a Deep Tech Pioneer, and was a sponsored guest of the Department of State at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague. Ellington has had numerous successful showings in global competitions, including winning the title of “Best Pitch” at Arab Health 2020. Ellington has been asked to speak as an industry leader for the American Telehealth Association, Johnson & Johnson, and National Society of Black Engineers. She also serves as a mentor and advisor to the Consortium for Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), developing content to support portfolio companies. Recently, Ellington was named by the Baltimore Sun as one of the 25 Women to Watch in Healthcare, and she is also a fellow in the 2021 Cartier Women’s Initiative North America. In 2021, Ellington was also named to Inc Magazine’s 100 Female Founders list. She continues to use her platform to advocate for women in executive roles and diversity of thought leadership, particularly within the healthcare and venture capital arenas.