Why Us

Professional & experienced. Resourceful & innovative. Clever, creative & cost-effective. Focused on building win-win collaborative relationships to benefit our clients & the greater IP community.

Vaudra International


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.

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.