About Our Team

Karen Sigal


Monica Sigal

Director of Model Development

Mark Cohen

Academy Director

We are thrilled that you want to know more about us.

I’m Karen Sigal, owner and director of operations at Sigal Models & Talent. I am passionate about educating people about the importance of creating a personal and professional image and inspiring them to build it, especially in an industry that is sometimes difficult to break into, highly competitive and comes with lots of rejection. My love for and experience within the industry, as a professional model and expert booking agent, spans over 30 years. This “hands-on” knowledge-based experience has powered my passion to build Sigal Models & Talent into an agency that cares and focuses in on “the heart of the matter”…your success!

We welcome new faces and talent as well as the more experienced and seasoned. If you’re a new face, we’ll work with you, teach you well, and coach you constantly so you’ll be prepared for the future that may lie ahead. If you are experienced and seasoned we’ll go to work for you utilizing all of our outstanding resources within the industry to secure the continued growth of your portfolio. Sigal Models’ proven career development capabilities are broad-based with the industry and include catalog, editorial, runway, fit and TV commercial modeling.

Some of our local clients include:  Limited Brands, LaSenza, Express, A&F, Lane Bryant, DSW, Tween Brands, Jo Ann Fabrics, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more. In addition to having a strong regional base, we have contacts and are well established with agencies and clients world-wide with agencies like IMG, Women, Ford Chicago, LA Models, MC2, Success Models Paris, Visage in Switzerland to name a few.

Sigal Models & Talent, located in Columbus, Ohio, is at the heart of it all. We are a family owned agency. The “heart” within Sigal is based on the love, support and hard work of family members and Co-Directors, David and Monica Sigal, who are directly involved in running the women and men’s divisions of the agency.


We are committed to work diligently and with heart in creating “future stars” and inspire positive role models.


“We are the heart of your success!”