Recently on Meta SO, someone reported an animated ad. Someone using the name Will Westendorf responded, with the claim that they are an official Stack Exchange employee. However, their profile does not contain any mention of their status as an official employee. They don't have any reputation beyond a token amount from the Sports stack. And they haven't yet responded to any requests from users to add this information to their profile. The only thing that matches their statement is that they have a large amount of question on the Meta SO related to Stack Overflow ads, which to be fair seems like it can't be faked.
From a normal user perspective, there feels something fishy about this whole situation. Could someone from the Stack Exchange team clarify whether this person is who they claim to be and whether they are actually speaking for the team? And if they are an official employee, could you please ask them to state so on their profile?