About David Hoffmann
Meet our Founder
David is a serial entrepreneur building multi-million dollar companies.
Having led the international trade powerhouse Global Regency (shipping products over US$200m p.a to over 40 countries) as CEO for over 15 years, and is considered an expert in China sourcing, supply chain, private label, and brand licensing.
Global Regency services or licenses famous brands and retailer (JVC, Cuisinart, Aiwa, Sunbeam, Kmart, Walmart, Bunnings, Aldi, etc..), with offices in over 6 countries.
GlobalTQM has helped hundreds of Entrepreneurs of all sizes, source and develop products, and protect their IP in China. We have an expert team of +55 people on the ground in China.
Our parent company Global Regency shipping products over US$200m p.a to over 40 countries since 1995, and is an expert in China sourcing, supply chain, private label, and brand licensing.
Our licenses, brands, and clients include JVC, Cuisinart, Aiwa, Sunbeam, Kmart, Walmart, Bunnings, Aldi, and many more. We have offices in over 6 countries.
Since 2016 Global Regency launched GlobalTQM.com after we saw an incredible opportunity through helping friends and family to assist SMEs, start-ups, and entrepreneurs.
We offer done-for-you services with our team of experts in China. If you are struggling with sourcing, communicating with suppliers, or quality management issues, we can help with our mentoring programs and done-with-you services.
Aside from his core business, David has built an international technology team and has a number of investments of which he is an active advisor, including Tutortimetutors.com (Scheduling for Tutors), Classtime.net.au (SaaS), stretchstudios.com.au (Franchise business), Magistir.co (Baby Product), SodaSparkle.com (Carbonated Soda), FinVasia.com (online investing platform located in India), Investors F45 Training Fitness Franchises.
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We know China's sourcing is complicated, confusing, and time-consuming.
That’s why our team of over 60 specialists is here to advise and support you along the way.
We’ve been sourcing in China for over 20 years. When your business is on the line, you can trust us to back you up.
Working with David
David's Most Popular Podcast Episodes
Typical Questions I get asked...
- When did you know you wanted to take an entrepreneurial path?
- What do you enjoy most about being an entrepreneur? What’s the hardest about it?
- What have you taken from your early working experience to your start-up career?
- What characteristics or skills are most important for startup leaders?
- What are some hidden risks of importing from China?
- Can you discuss success stories of businesses migrating to China manufacturing and the pros and cons of such a move?
Common Topics I talk about...
- Biggest challenges sourcing from China
- Navigating trade-shows and suppliers
- S.M.A.R.T Questions to ask your suppliers
- Intellectual Property Protection
- 10 Rules to do Business in China
- What does it take to develop products in China?
- Common Pitfalls and Risks sourcing from China
- The Culture of doing business in China
David guest speaking at Aiwa India launch press conference. | Visiting the Canton fair, the worlds largest trade-show
Working with Whymon as our sourcing agent was an absolute pleasure. Whymon meet all the agreed milestones, resolved miscommunication issues, and was very forthcoming in his knowledge of the industry, which also helped us to avoid creating future issues. This not only saved us time and money, but also gave me peace of mind. I will definitely not try and go it alone again. Thank you to all the GlobalTQM team.
Jenny was great in leading me through the trademark process. She made what felt like a complicated process very easy. Thank you.
Jenny was a pleasure to work with. From the beginning, it was easy to see I was dealing with a professional organization. All the forms and questions were well thought out easy to follow and on point. Seems lots of thought has gone into their online forms and methods which flowed so easily. Communications were easy and effective and fast. I would totally recommend Global TQM services thus far.
I'm very grateful for Coco and Jenny's wonderful help with order management. The timely communication was excellent, professional, and invaluable.
Looking forward to many more orders!
From our initial contact with Joyce, through to the sourcing by Whymon we cannot recommend GlobalTQM highly enough.
This is our first foray in to sourcing and Joyce conducted our initial meeting. Her knowledge and upfront communication really stood out to us. She was very clear spelling out what Global could help us with and also what requirements were needed of us.
Our second meeting was with Joyce and the owner David to finalise any questions we had about the process before we purchased the package. Both were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgable and we felt that we were in very good hands and comfortable to move forward.
We were assigned Whymon as our package manager and wow what a great asset he is to Global. From the very start we couldn't speak more highly about his professionalism.
His communication has been outstanding, responses always timely and everything has been so transparent and open. He has been available to us with any questions or any back and forth communications.
He has been our representative dealing with our preferred factories. So far the outcomes have been great. We are happy now to be moving through to the sampling stage with these factories.
If you are new to sourcing Global are without a doubt an amazing company to have on your side. The experience they bring to the table is invaluable.
Even if you aren't new to sourcing just the sheer volume of work they deliver for the price is outstanding.
As stated we are now moving in to our sampling package and we hope that we can leave a review as good after sampling is finished.
Thankyou Whymon, David and Joyce.
I’ve been using GlobalTQM for both sourcing products and continuously for inspections for multiple shipments and have been very happy with their thoroughness, reliability and responsiveness, always on time and giving recommendations on how to handle Chinese suppliers, I am very pleased with their services.
Great support and makes sourcing and managing orders so stress free and reliable. Highly recommended
My production process was not an easy one, with so many issues arising internally with my manufacturer and things happening in which I could’ve never known how to deal with on my own. However, my production manager Coco has gone above and beyond to make these things as stress free for myself as possible. I honestly don’t know where my business would be without her as she has been so dedicated, passionate and truly invested in my production as if it were her own. I could not recommend her enough and I honestly wish I could do more to thank her for everything she has done. Could not recommend enough!
We have a niche product and thought we had found the manufacturer for us. There were a couple of red flags so we went with TQM for a factory inspection. Their assessment recommending we not proceed was hard to read but we soon realised that TQM had saved us a lot of money and heartache. Joyce and Whymon were excellent communicators and extended our 30 day service due to the Chinese New Year and our own holiday. Although we ultimately did not find a Chinese manufacturer it was a fabulous service and money well spent. Thank you.
David, Joyce, Coco and the team at Global TQM were fantastic in supporting our purchasing details from a new supplier in China, as well as organising sample insepction. We were very happy with their support and are in the process of organising more products. Thanks team Global TQM!!!
David and his team at Global TQM especially my sourcing account manager Whymon, have been extremely helpful and transparent throughout this process. The process itself was made so easy for me to follow, engage in and have a say in every aspect of the sourcing. Their expertise is unmatched and nothing I ever asked for or needed was dismissed or unheard. My sourcing account manager Whymon made this process seamlessly easy and his assistance in this process made the sourcing procedure amazing. Not to mention finding a manufacturer which could accommodate to my low MOQ’s and specific designs.
I booked a pre shipment inspection with Global TQM and the amount of detail they completed with the assessment surpassed my expectation by a great deal.
The team on the ground is extremely responsive and are quick to get back to you.
Customer service is out of this world.
I have already booked another pre shipment inspection with the team.
Hi David, I hope all is well and thank you for the opportunity to submit this review.
I am extremely happy with Jenny and I am very happy with Whymon.
I would like to say that this is my first time for almost everything I do in this type of business.(I am a novice & you guys are experts)
Therefor I would like as much guidance & input as possible from you guys.
Of course, the decisions are up to me, so I want to make those decisions based on as much expert input and advise as possible.
So far this has been a great experience.
Looking forward to the call :-)
It was great to work with GlobalTQM team, they helped me find good suppliers and drill down on my product to make sure it passed inspections!! Thank you
I have used Global TQM for sourcing, inspections and negotiations, I have been impressed by the extra mile each time I have used their services. 100% recommended.
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