At best, he's a colleague to the guys who work on the Catalyst driver. But I am really doubtful that he would have any persuasive sway with the Catalyst team when it comes to the features offered by Catalyst, because that's not his driver. He's probably just slightly more persuasive than a random member of the public if he were to blatantly walk up to the Catalyst team and start telling them what he thinks should be included (or not included) in Catalyst.
I do have some direct contact with the Catalyst team, but I still can't put to-do list items on their plate. They still independently decide what to do (or not do) with their driver.