About David Hoffmann
Meet our CEO
David Hoffmann, CEO
David is a serial entrepreneur building multi-million dollar companies.
He has 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.
In 2016 David launched GlobalTQM.com under the Global Regency umbrella, after he saw an incredible opportunity through helping friends and family to assist SMEs, start-ups, and entrepreneurs with quality management issues and sourcing from China with a range of educational and mentoring programs and actual done-for-you services with his resources of +57 people in China.
Experienced in business, operations, automation, digital marketing, David’s single biggest skills is his ability to master productivity and share the experience.
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), WSWL.com (online selling platform), FinVasia.com (online investing platform located in India).
We know China 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.
Simple. Free. Advice. No Obligations.
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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 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 pro’s and con’s 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
As Seen In
David guest speaking at Aiwa India launch press conference. | Visiting the Canton fair, the worlds largest trade-show
VIP student training of entrepreneurs on doing business in China
Simple. Free. Advice. No Obligations.
My sourcing account manager, Whymon has provided me with an excellent service. He has been very dedicated and meticulous in his supplier searches and background enquiries to verify their claimed status and capabilities. He updated me on his activities and progress every working day and always consulted with me before the next action was agreed. Whymon possesses a wealth of knowledge around the sourcing process and undoubtedly spared me from numerous pitfalls. Prior to recruiting the support of GlobalTQM, I had made, what I thought was, a thorough preliminary search for suppliers. However, Whymon enabled me to shortlist additional good suppliers that I had not previously discovered. Overall, GlobalTQM have excellent staff, who make it an exceptional service.
We have used your services on 4 or 5 occasions now: trade marking, product sourcing, inspections, order management service, and also discussions with you and Simon.
In this crazy world people tend to only contact or write to businesses when they are not happy about something.
We wanted you to know that we are very pleased with the services your company offered and glad that we used them. It made our life easier and also kept us a way from any traps that we might have fallen into.
Your team has been fantastic and are a credit to you. It’s hard to find people that really understand these days that the customer is the key to future growth and care about doing a good job. We will definitely use your services again
Also a big shout out to Coco. She was fantastic and really looked after us. Making sure that the factories stayed in line and delivered what they were meant to. Great at keeping in contact and keeping us in the loop. A pleasure to work with. She’s a big asset to your company.
We wish you continued success.
Until next time,
David & Pauline Kennedy
I'm extremely happy and impressed with Coco who is helping me with Order Management. She is always quick to reply, helpful, resourceful and diplomatic. I'm grateful to have been introduced to David and the GlobalTQM system for doing business in China.
The service I received from Whymon was great. He got me the informationI required in a very timely manner, and always came back with the answers to my questions
Working with Whymon on my 30-day trial was incredibly helpful. I am based in Boston, so the time difference is significant, but Whymon would go above and beyond to make himself available to me regardless of the time change. I truly felt like he was my advocate, and although my business is unique and finding the correct manufacturer was difficult, he was very communicative and never became impatient. I really feel like he cared about my business- I couldn't suggest working with him more!
Used GTQM inspection service several time’s now. Their service gave me peace of mind and I know I could rely on them going forward
Coco & David have been amazing. they have answered every question I have really quickly and provided honest advice. I am so glad I paid for their services as the language barrier has been really difficult for me with my supplier but Coco has been a huge help!
I have been dealing with Coco and so far she is amazing!
My product is still not at final inspection stage but she has been very involved in the whole process and been excellent with advice and liaising with my supplier.
I have used Global TQM for all my sourcing jobs, They do outstanding work with attention to detail. I highly recommend Global TQM for any Sourcing jobs. Fast, Great Communication and Quality work. Thank you Global TQM!!
Extremely happy with the service my company was provided. The final purchase order (BOM) was excellent, resulting in a high quality end product. In addition, TQM managed some aspects of negotiation with my supplier, which was not only very helpful but also taught me a lot. They also produced a compliance report for me, which ensured that I met all US regulations for my product.
Setting up my Amazon business was existing but I found the initial souring experience daunting until I found GlobalTQM. Whymon was my sourcing agent rep and he was a pleasure to deal with. The procurement process was explained clearly and executed precisely. I couldn't have done it without GlobalTQM. I highly recommend them for a seamless professional procurement experience in a market where there are literally hundreds of ways to make a mistake. Thanks Whymon and GlobalTQM.
They were amazing. I use my own company services for my own projects, so that I get the same experience out customer do.
I would have been lost without this service, to the point that I could have lost thousands of dollars.
GlobalTQM Sample Concierge did everything to save our product with a quality issue, from reviewing several samples and getting to the bottom of the bottom our quality issue and finding a way to resolve the issue. They communicated with the manufacturer and Trading Company and made the whole process easier than doing it myself. They truly took away the stress and time in dealing with this issue away.
Such a wonderful service, would use again and would highly recommend this company and service.
TQM provided me with all the information I needed to comply with US regulatory standards. This information is critical for any business seeking to import products to foreign markets.
This excellent service is a must for every business utilizing Chinese manufacturers. TQM conducted a thorough inspection and provided me with a detailed report which identified some potentially costly issues that were resolved prior to shipping.
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