Haaren & Christine
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
principals, Staffcentrix has been a leader in the virtual-work /
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
Other clients include private-sector companies, state agencies, and
and faith-based organizations.
Over 175 professional trainers have been certified by
Staffcentrix to deliver its virtual-careers and eEntrepreneurship
programs, which are available at embassies, consulates and military
Staffcentrix supports Internet-enabled work and
working arrangements in a variety of additional ways. Among other
we maintain a free public website of screened home-based jobs and
projects at www.RatRaceRebellion.com.
Staffcentrix co-founder and CEO Michael Haaren practiced law on Wall
Street in the 1980s, working with such clients as Citibank, Merrill
Lynch and BNP Paribas. Subsequently Mike taught at the University of
Paris, and later served as an independent growth advisor to startups in
the Washington, DC area. Mike holds a B.A. from Georgetown University,
summa cum laude, and earned his JD at the University of Virginia. He
heads Staffcentrix' Washington, DC Metro office and lives in Northern
In addition to co-founding Staffcentrix and serving as its President,
Christine Durst 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. Chris appears
regularly on CNN, reporting on Internet fraud and related issues. She
heads Staffcentrix' New England office in Connecticut.