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Founder & CEO F. David Mogull was born and raised in New York City where later began his modeling career in 1981 at the age of 16. He graduated from the Browning School in Manhattan and speaks both fluent French and Spanish.

David spent most of his career in the 1980s with Ford Models and appeared in numerous magazines including Seventeen, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, GQ, hundreds of catalogues and several TV commercials such as 3 Musketeers and Michelob Light. He was also featured in a Rolling Stone magazine article as one of the top young male models that was able to balance both modeling and college.

After graduating from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1986, David moved to California to further his career and in 1987 decided to live in Europe and model in both Paris and Milan.

In 1989, David wanted not only to work as a model but also learn the other side of the business, so he started to work as an agent. In 1990, he opened his own agency called Zap Model Management located in NYC. During this time of his career, he attended multiple model and talent conventions and modeling schools in search of talent. Realizing the industry’s need to introduce potential talent to legitimate management companies, he saw an opportunity to open his own and realize his vision.

In 1993 Model Search America was founded by David and soon became the number one model and talent convention in the country. For more than 15 years, MSA held more than 175 conventions throughout the United States, where he introduced over 150,000 potential models and actors to management companies and launched the careers of thousands of models and actors. In addition, David has judged numerous pageants and magazine cover contests throughout his career. In 2008, he decided to retire from the business and sold Model Search America.

David is also the cofounder of Cutler Salons, one of the most prestigious hair brands with four locations in New York City. David has been involved in real estate development in Florida and has continued to consult similar convention companies including The Model Search.

Since 2013, David, his wife Radka, and 3 children Sebastian, Bianca and Max live in the Hamptons. David teaches yoga and co-owns Yoga Shanti West Hampton Beach.

His long-held interest in helping aspiring models and actors find an affordable way to break into the entertainment world gave launch to Mogull Talent.


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