Why Us

Our Vision: Serving as a beacon of security, knowledge & excellence for those tasked with safeguarding Intellectual Property.


In 2003, Vaudra International was started by business partners, Randall Rabenold & Howard Dozier. Both were known for their remarkable reputations as investigators within the private sector & prior law enforcement experience (U.S. Secret Service & Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department). Beginning their IP-related careers at Colt Investigations in the early 1990s, it was the spark that ignited Vaudra’s passion for the IP industry – a passion that Tamara Rabenold continues as she leads her dedicated team.

Our Core Values: IPRPI

Originating as a perfect palindrome for our IPR specialty as Private Investigators, it has evolved to describe much more than our profession.

I = Integrity first

Integrity is our foundation. Our existence hinges on being honest, reliable, trustworthy & ethical in all that we do – professionally & personally. We uphold high standards of performance, conduct, & accountability for our actions, along with the impact on others. We align expectations, fulfill our commitments, & follow through on our responsibilities every time.

P = People over profits

Our emphasis centers on the well-being & shared interests of our team, clients & community over dollar signs. Our people, encompassing all those in our nexus, are the essence that make profits possible & endurance inevitable. Our mindset is to engage, nurture & invest in these relationships to compound our positive influence.

R = Results driven

Investigations are framed by achieving specific objectives. In our quest for truth, we aspire to capture the evidence and assist a win for our clients. Although facts are impartial, our overarching intention is to provide white-glove service that drives productive strategies, action & continued collaborations.

P = Persevere with purpose

Where there is a will, we will find a way. Consistent persistence & determination is ingrained in our culture. We learn from obstacles & tackling challenges. Spurred by ingenuity & curiosity, we deliver comprehensive support to those depending on us as their steadfast guardians of intellectual property.

I = Innovation & impact

We innovate to amplify our impact. Committed to continual improvement, implementing new ideas, strategies, & resources inspires constructive change that creates a ripple effect internally & externally. We are here to help & make our profession, industry & the lives of those with whom we connect better as a result of our existence.   

What “Vaudra” Means

Originating from a conjunction of the French verb, “valoir,” Vaudra means “to be worth.” It seemed appropriate considering our corporate emphasis to protect the worth of our clients, including their ideas, businesses & related intellectual property.



Our philosophy hinges on developing meaningful relationships, providing exceptional service & keeping our clients’ best interests at heart.

The greatest efficiencies are built from time & trust. We are appreciative & humbled to recognize that many of our clients have worked with us for over a decade. These enduring relationships, along with the confidence instilled with each case or referral, demonstrate alignment with our foundational goals of enhancing worth & value through our work. Fostering these relationships through ongoing conversation, cooperation & value-added service is at our core.


The fusion of databases, open-source intelligence (OSINT) & creativity differentiates our tradecraft. Ingenuity is our greatest attribute – discovering new avenues for information & increasing our probability of success when others have failed.
Teamwork, covert tools & outsourced resources are integrated seamlessly. Our long-arm investigative techniques expand our reach, with the flexibility to engage our international network of investigators, informants & specialists for additional support on demand.


Connect to a powerhouse that infinitely expands your reach & strives to make an impactful contribution to your long-term success with every case.