Our Story

We formed Found because we believe in a truly global marketplace where the shopping mall is getting broader and the distances between people are smaller; we believe that there is a shift in procurement towards the personal, towards the specific and towards the direct; we believe that sourcing companies in China need to demonstrate more value than ever before; and we believe in a global business community.

Found brokers best fit deals between buyers and sellers; we help existing buyers increase profitability and we help entrepreneurs set up their own importing from China businesses. You can find out more about how our services work here but now I'd like you to meet some of our team.


John O Grady

General Manager

John leads the daily operations and is a key senior sourcing consultant with 12 years’ experience on the ground in China. He is our procurement and negotiation Oracle and has helped countless businesses find and improve product supply that enable their businesses to flourish. John gets huge satisfaction from seeing successful end products at the client side.

Oliver Mackay

Senior Account Manager

Oli has worked amongst a community of entrepreneurs in Shanghai since 2007 and is very familiar with the challenges people face in understanding how to import from China. He works on strategy with a number of our advanced level clients to get most from their China operations. He focuses particularly on the future growth of the Found network and how we can interact and promote within and between this network. 

Eddy Raymond

Support Manager

Eddy hails from the UK and is a key guy to speak with about becoming a Found client. He spends time to recognize the different needs of new and existing clients to match the perfect service package. Eddy also remains a constant outlet for support for any level of Found client.

Lily Shen

Account Manager

Lily is a native of Shanghai and her energetic attitude typifies the strong team spirit of this Shanghai office. Taking great care of Found client accounts located on different continents she is no stranger to taking on and beating challenges.

Shan Dan

Account Manager

Shan Dan is with the company 8 years and a fine example to any of his colleagues. Coolness personified he works through procurement tasks efficiently and effectively. SD always makes himself available for clients when they need and has time for everyone in the office too.

Gary Livermore

Senior Advisor

Gary is our most senior advisor with experience in China dating back to mid 90's. He has accumulated vast experience through working with many companies in different fields across the Asia Pacific region. Gary provides valuable advice to our management team, long term clients and probably forgets more than most will learn.