Carolyn Kraut is the President and founder of Hands of Time, which is a personal concierge company providing services to busy people.
In September 2001 Carolyn's beloved cat Orie was diagnosed with diabetes. Carolyn found it difficult to find a pet sitter she was comfortable leaving Orie with when she traveled, and didn't want to impose on her neighbors. Because of her love for animals and seeing a need in the market place for someone experienced in caring for a diabetic pet, she began Hugs & Kisses Pet Sitting. Hugs & Kisses Pet Sitting is now Hands of Time, a full service personal concierge company.
Prior to establishing Hands of Time, Carolyn ran a software consultancy specializing in collaborative application development. It was her responsibility to determine her client's needs, and work with them to craft a solution that would be completed on time and within their budget. Her many years of experience as a consultant/project manager are now put to use daily to help the clients of Hands of Time accomplish all that they need to, still leaving time for those things they really want to do.
Carolyn's career also includes fashion merchandising. In this capacity Carolyn has worked both on the sellling and merchandising sides of the industry. She has worked as a liason between clothing manufacturers and retailers to establish brands and support retail personnel through product seminars and the creation of visual displays. She has worked with manufacturers of children's, men's and women's clothing, as well as women's jewelry and shoes. She has assisted many women in selecting just the right outfit for that special occassion, and many men in pairing shirts and ties with their suits.
Carolyn also formerly served as the Event Manager for the Boston Chapter of Ellevate
Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art and Art History, and a Masters of Science in Computer Information Systems.
Carolyn lives in Boston, loves animals, is a foodie, an art lover, and enjoys exploring new things.