So does anyone know what he is really like?
I don't know him personally, but apparently he is a former Part 121 type. He is type rated in B-737, B757/767, BA-3100 (Jetstream), BE-300, BE-400, and MU-300.
If you think you can pull a suck-up line with a straight face and sound sincere, you can try something like this: I understand you are type rated in the Jetstream. I've heard that a lot of the airlines used to look for guys who were Jetstream typed because they knew if you could fly that, you could fly anything.