For the last 15 years NOMAD MGMT has been recognized as one of the most respected personal model management companies in the world. In 2016, with the expansion of additional owners and managers, NOMAD became a full-fledged global booking agency, bringing together decades of experience from both the talent and management sides of the fashion industry. Strongly positioned as a boutique agency, the team at NOMAD has the same access and knowledge of agencies far larger in size, but is able to nimbly adapt to the ever-changing face of our industry and focus on each client individually.
With a management team that includes former model, long time manager and current Managing Director Damon Rutland, and supermodel and industry maverick Coco Rocha, NOMAD is uniquely suited to forge a successful path for today’s talent and transcend the current state of personal management with a 360-degree perspective on the industry. Says Brand Director and NOMAD mentor Coco Rocha, “Having worked with many of the world’s top modeling agencies for the last decade and a half, I’ve seen first-hand what works and doesn't work in managing a model’s career. In the past I've publicly appealed to industry leaders regarding the ethical treatment of underage models, transparent agency accounting practices and regarding pressures and unhealthy expectations too often projected on models working today. I'm so proud to partner with a group of agents and managers that I've personally admired and respected for many years to further those ideals, establishing NOMAD as a world-class agency where the model comes first. My own career is testimony to the fact that no model becomes a success all by themselves – I would not be where I am today without a strong and visionary team around me; the exact same team I now join as a Director and Mentor at NOMAD.”
Tellingly, in our industry’s jargon, modeling agencies often use the word “clients” to refer to the buyers of their model’s and talent's services. At NOMAD, we feel the reverse is true: that our clients are the Models and Talent we represent and work for. As an agency founded by models, for models, we feel that the best path to long-term success for everyone involved is to unfailingly work in our client's best interests. At NOMAD, we understand that each client is unique and do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to model management.
With devoted personal attention and guidance by managers with unparalleled real world experience in the global fashion markets we have seen enormous success for the talent we represent. NOMAD's clients have appeared in advertising campaigns for virtually every high fashion brand, mass-market retailer and leading beauty company around the globe. Additionally, our clients are continually featured on the covers and in the pages of the top international and regional fashion magazines. That having been said, a successful career does not begin or end with landing a respected magazine cover or leading campaign. True long term success requires a full service management team which focuses on routine but essential issues such as accounting, international taxes, contract negotiations, legal referrals, timely visa processing and much more. At NOMAD our mangers, owners and clients treat the industry as a business, not a lifestyle.
NOMAD MGMT also provides placement services for other management companies, agencies and mother agencies who may not be as familiar with the various and contrasting career opportunities available throughout Asia. Our knowledge of these distant markets is not merely based on telephone or email contact with the local agencies and clients, it is grounded in the first-hand experience of having lived and worked for many years in multiple Asian cities. Each year, we also return to some of the staple markets like Tokyo and Singapore, as well as explore and investigate emerging markets in the region. This allows us not only to keep up with the changes in the global markets, but also to get a feel for the safety of these cities, visit the apartments where the models will stay, and experience the particulars of each country’s airport and immigration process.
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