Former FBI Special Agent with Quality, Awarded Experience

As members of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI), Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, and ASIS International, Defendi International is a consulting business with a passion for the dedication and principles expected from our experience as high-level special agents. Our liaisons with other National and International Strategic Law Enforcement Partners, including The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI and the FBI National Academy Associates provides us access to a broad range of specialities and investigative resources unique to our industry.


Defendi International

Defendi International was founded by Daniel Fuentes, a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A successful and highly decorated career in the FBI for 26 years, is the cornerstone to the exceptional services offered to our clients. Fuentes has a long history of working complex domestic and international investigations, with an emphasis on crisis management. At Defendi we stand ready to adapt our wide array of skills to your unique needs.

Latin America is our Global Specialty

Defendi International is based in Houston Texas and offers Investigative and Risk Management Consulting. We are primarily bilingual and fluent in writing in both English and Spanish, however because of the vast experience and skills of the retired FBI Family which are readily available to us, we are able to serve your needs in a multitude of languages.

We hold significant experience in leading and managing domestic and international highly-sensitive investigations and intelligence collection missions. The valuable investigative experience and extensive liaison relationships with our law enforcement partners throughout the globe have proven to be pivotal to our successes in satisfying our client’s needs. 

Our extensive experience in international assignments overseas and the successful development of relationships with U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulates personnel gives us special insight and accessibility to valuable investigative resources necessary to achieve the results our clients are looking for.

Latin America is our Global Specialty

Awards & Certifications

U.S Attorney General’s Award for Heroism
Attorney General Award for Investigative Excellence
Outstanding Criminal Justice Alumni Award
FBI Director’s Shield of Bravery
FBI Assistant Director’s Award for Excellence
FBI’s International Operations Division Award for Investigative Excellence.
FBI Director’s Award
International Narcotics Officers Association Medal of Valor
DEA Administrator’s Award of Honor