About Us

Our Mission & Values

Chameleon Technologies employs the highest standard of customer service and satisfaction in every match we make. We are attuned to the dynamic changes of the technology industry and just as the chameleon assimilates to its environment by changing colors, Chameleon Technologies adapts to the ever-changing needs of our clients and the marketplace.

At Chameleon, we:

  • Maintain the highest standard of business conduct.
  • Create positive outcomes for candidates and clients.
  • Provide value in a timely, resourceful and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate commitment to quality, honesty and integrity in everything we do.
  • Regard every individual with the utmost respect and professionalism.
  • Welcome change as it contributes to our continual growth.
  • Recognize and share credit for successes.
  • Always have fun!

Our Story

Chameleon Technologies’ CEO and Founder, Melissa Acton-Buzard, has worked in the staffing industry ever since graduating from the University of Washington with a political science degree in 1995. She planned to go to law school but decided to call time-out from school and get a job for a year. A friend working at one of the nation’s leading staffing companies suggested Melissa apply there. Hired as the vendor coordinator for a large contract the company landed with Microsoft, Melissa quickly fell in love with the fast pace and personal relationships of the staffing business. Goodbye law school, hello totally serendipitous career.

After stints at several other staffing and consulting firms, Melissa started Chameleon Technologies in 2000.  With invaluable first-hand experience, she was clear about the services and practices she wanted to offer as well as what she would do differently with her own firm. With a focus on diversity and inclusion as a woman-owned business, Chameleon Technologies set out to emphasize the importance of diversity in the workplace with an unparalleled focus on outstanding customer service.

Melissa explains that Chameleon’s business strategy is simple: Give a lot to get a lot. Most technical recruiting environments focus on volume. Chameleon exceeds their competition by providing a very personal, hands-on, high-quality service—quality as opposed to quantity. The benefit to their clients and their employees is job satisfaction and a very low turnover rate.

It’s those personalized relationships that will continue to be the catalyst for their growth and recently opened data analytics and BI project division.

Our Advantage

We offer competitive salaries with impressive benefits

Chameleon Technologies offers full benefits to our contractors.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental (voluntary)
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Accident insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Recognition programs
  • Costco membership
  • Credit union membership
  • And more…

Offering benefits to our contractors provides them with a sense of loyalty and commitment to the project and also affirms to you, the client, that we are deeply retention focused.

We reduce your risk

Chameleon Technologies carries $6 million in General, Professional Liability and Fraud Insurance. This level of insurance greatly reduces our clients’ exposure to liability while increasing peace of mind.


Chameleon Technologies is actively involved in its community through hands-on and monetary support of local charities. The company recognizes the importance of sharing in its successes by giving back to those in need – donating thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours each calendar year to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Friends of Youth, Children’s Hospital, and HopeLink.

Chameleon Technologies also participates in public speaking engagements for the Center for Career Alternatives on various recruiting- related topics, including interview techniques and resume writing. The Center for Career Alternatives is a non-profit human services organization that provides no cost education, employment, training, and career development services to more than 15,000 residents of King and Snohomish Counties.


We are also actively involved with the Kirkland Business Roundtable, a CEO-level Business Roundtable representing major Kirkland business clusters and the institutions that support them. The Roundtable reviews current economic development challenges and opportunities, brainstorms different approaches to address these, and recommends new strategies.

Kirkland is known for its green spaces, parks, and waterfront. As a Kirkland-based business, Chameleon Technologies is considerate of its environment, employing techniques and practices that reduce waste, encourage recycling and composting, lessen energy use, and emphasize efforts to operate a green business.We are proud to be a member of the Kirkland Green Business Program since 2007.