Seattle – International Trade – Ellie He

Location: WSU West
Address: 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2900 *Temporary Closure
City: Seattle
State: WA
Zip Code: 98164
Telephone: (206) 428-3022
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*The SBDC downtown Seattle location is temporarily closed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The advisor continues to work with business owners/managers virtually. If you are a current SBDC Seattle client, please contact Ellie He directly by phone or email. If  you are not a current client, please send an email to and include your full name, phone number, business name, business web address, and briefly describe your needs. 

Ellie was most recently the head of marketing at a private school in Bellevue WA and was one of the founding members that opened a luxury senior living community in Newcastle WA. Prior to that, she spent seven years on the global business development team at K&L Gates, an international law firm with offices on five continents. She also worked for six years in international education in China.

Ellie is committed to assisting New-To-Export and New-To-Market clients in becoming successful exporters. As a WSBDC International Trade Business Advisor, she participates as a working member of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT), a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies that provide Washington state companies with tools and resources to help them sell internationally.

Ellie received her MBA from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Montana. She is bilingual in English and Chinese Mandarin.

Areas of specialization include:

International Business Development

Export Business Planning

Market Entry Strategies

Customer Relations

2019 Economic Impact Sheet – Statewide International Trade