Indy, he does not seem to be Googler, but a G fanboy. He mentioned 'I advise my clients' so I doubt he is from Google
Edit: Google his name, he's an SEO but a 'good one' I guess so no Panda for his clients, that's what he is trying to say.
Plus, they usually tell of the relationship and most importantly do not challenge people like Aaron Wall. They'd rather hang with the FanBoys on G+ now, Twitter yesterday and so on while looking down upon the serfs. They have essentially corrupted the top bloggers so one asks them any tough questions. Ask a not-so-nice question and you are no longer part of the 'club' and that can effect incomes, clients so we have to understand it.
Google pushed this as attacking "low quality" sites and many bought it, as Google keeps destroying sites with no salvation in sight.