Raymond Shackleford III

President and CEO of MHI


“He was tall and gaunt. A black patch covered his obviously empty left eye socket, and the skin on that side of his face looked as if it had been badly burned at some point in the distant past. He had a stainless steel hook instead of a right hand. His hair was thick and white, and had been neatly combed. He wore an obviously expensive, dark Italian suit. He walked slowly, one foot slightly dragging.” – Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

His father was Raymond Shackleford II.
His son was Raymond “Ray” Shackleford IV, who married Susan Shackleford.
His grandchildren are Raymond Shackleford V, Julie Shackleford, and Nate Shackleford.


The head honcho of MHI is Raymond Shackleford III, the grandson of Bubba Shackleford. Born in 1920 and now hampered by permanent injuries sustained during a lifetime of monster hunting (including the loss of his right hand and left eye, a wound to his left leg that makes him limp, and a serious burn to the left side of his face), he’s still as tough and irrascible as ever. He’s the majority owner of MHI and serves as our president and chief executive officer — in other words, what he says, goes (though he’s smart enough to take advice from other people before making most decisions). He’s forgotten more about monsters than most of you will ever know, so if you can find a way to get him talking about his experiences as a monster hunter, be sure to listen.

Raymond Shackleford III

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