Ellington brings over 20 years of application development experience designing systems for the corporate, financial and legal vertical markets. Since 1993 he has developed many internal and client-facing applications for major corporate, financial services and law firms, as well as developing the extranets of three of the top twenty U.S. law firms. In 1998, he was a recipient of the American Express Chairman's Award for Quality. In 1999, he founded Deal Interactive to service the secure document hosting and collaboration needs of global businesses, and in 2007 merged with TransPerfect. In 2011 Ellington founded ECI Systems to continue providing consulting in the secure document collaboration space.