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Michael Haaren & Christine Durst

Michael Haaren
Michael Haaren

Christine Durst
Christine Durst


Staffcentrix is a training and development firm with offices in Northern Virginia and Connecticut. Founded in 1999 by Christine Durst and Michael Haaren, who continue as its principals, Staffcentrix has been a leader in the virtual-work / telework / distributed-workforce movement from the outset.
Staffcentrix has designed and delivered a variety of training programs for such clients as the US Department of State, Air Force and Army. Other clients include private-sector companies, Workforce Development Boards, state agencies and nonprofit and faith-based organizations.
Over 175 professional trainers have been certified by Staffcentrix to deliver its virtual-careers and eEntrepreneurship training programs at US embassies, consulates and military bases internationally.    
Staffcentrix supports web-enabled work and “green” working arrangements in a variety of additional ways. Among other initiatives, it maintains a free public website of screened home-based jobs and projects at www.RatRaceRebellion.com.

Michael Haaren
Staffcentrix co-founder and CEO Michael Haaren is a former Wall Street lawyer, working with such clients as Citibank, Merrill Lynch and BNP Paribas. Subsequently Michael served as an independent growth advisor to startups in the Washington, DC area. He earned his BA at Georgetown University, summa cum laude, and his JD at the University of Virginia. He heads Staffcentrix' Washington, DC Metro office and lives in Northern Virginia.
Christine Durst
In addition to co-founding Staffcentrix, Christine is credited with having founded the Virtual Assistant industry in the early 1990s. Her experience also includes independent management consulting in the Boston region, where she advised such Fortune 100s as Data General Corp., Kraft Foods, and 3M. Christine heads
Staffcentrix' New England office in Connecticut, and also serves as the company's Director of Training.

Haaren and Durst appear often in the media as experts on virtual work and related issues. Venues include Good Morning America, The View, The Dr. Oz Show, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and many more. 
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