No­mad Man­age­ment founder Da­mon Rut­land fol­lowed his “no­madic” in­stincts and headed south to Mi­ami for busi­ness and plea­sure.

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Mi­ami is syn­ony­mous with mod­els. And no one knows that bet­ter than No­mad Man­age­ment founder Da­mon Rut­land. The in­ter­na­tional model-turned-busi­ness­man launched No­mad (the name was in­spired by Rut­land’s world trav­els and is also “Da­mon” spelled back­wards) in 2001 out of New York City. But after more than a decade in the Big Ap­ple, Rut­land wanted to bring his tal­ents to South Beach. “When I re­al­ized that I could re­ally be any­where in the world and do my job, I knew I had to come to Mi­ami,” he says. “I love the com­mu­nity as­pect, es­pe­cially in South Beach. I don’t have a car here; I just ride my bike.”

Now, Rut­land runs his global busi­ness out of his South of Fifth of­fice, while managing the ca­reers of su­per­mod­els like Coco Rocha, who is also his busi­ness part­ner. But Rut­land is set on mak­ing sure that No­mad isn’t just any man­age­ment com­pany; it’s an en­vi­ron­ment that pro­motes health and hap­pi­ness. “The mod­el­ing in­dus­try can be tough some­times,” he says. “But we’re all hu­man be­ings and should be treated with re­spect, and I never want to lose sight of that.” Adding to his keen busi­ness sense is a qual­ity-of-life fac­tor only Mi­ami can pro­vide—his new home is a cou­ple of blocks from the beach and his of­fice in ei­ther di­rec­tion. Mi­ami for the win! 941 Fourth St., Mi­ami Beach, 212-600-0577; no­mad­

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