About David Hoffmann

Meet our Founder

David Hoffmann,

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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Our Team

Our Team

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.


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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

Our Events

David guest speaking at Aiwa India launch press conference. | Visiting the Canton fair, the worlds largest trade-show