Under the direction of model industry veteran JJ Cortez, Rival Management was formerly known as Mgmt First has become the number 1 scouting and management company in North America.
Having started in Paris in 1985, JJ Cortez, a former co-owner of two top agencies, Next and NY Models, has been responsible for putting his models on the most prestigious magazine covers and in advertising campaigns seen around the world. First as an agent and now as a personal manager, JJ has built a reputation for spotting and developing future stars that is second to none. Over the years, he has steered the careers of many to help them achieve supermodel status.
Rival Management models are placed only with the very best agencies around the world and JJ stays actively involved in the development and management of their careers. From their offices in New York and Los Angeles, Rival Management works one on one with their talent and families to help them become hugely successful in a fiercely competitive modeling business.