Tamara Rabenold is a licensed private investigator and CEO of Vaudra International, an investigation company specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) and corporate investigations. Previously in the marketing field, she transitioned into a career as an investigator in 2004. Over the past 17 years, Rabenold has worked thousands of cases and became Vaudra’s CEO in 2014. Immersed in the IP industry, Rabenold’s involvements include serving on the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (AASA) IP Council and International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Committee. In July 2019, she was appointed by N.C. Governor Roy Cooper to serve the investigative industry as a member of the Private Protective Services Board (PPSB). The purpose of the 14-member Board is to administer the licensing, education, and training requirements for those engaged in private protective services, such as private investigators and security guards, within North Carolina. Prior to this appointment, she served on the Board for the North Carolina Association of Private Investigators (NCAPI) for over three years, including as President in 2018. In January 2021, Rabenold acquired 100% ownership of Vaudra, making it one of only a handful of women-owned IP investigative firms globally.