For 15 years prior to this venture, Katerina built a career in fashion and hotel management. She founded A Mass Uniform Design, selling products in more than 10 countries, supervising production in Estonia and managing the company’s expansion. She also worked as a designer and print developer at H&M and the Melon Fashion Group. She was brand manager for the “Zarina” brand and created an imports department.
Katerina served as the managing director at UMACO Management 2008-2014, opening the Katerina Park Hotel in 2010 and overseeing staff, operations and renovations. After two years, Katerina Park Hotel grossed $10 million USD, and is currently rated #10 of all hotels in Moscow on TripAdvisor — the highest rated 4 star hotel in the city.