I am in conversation regarding a role with a great company and the only 'inside' connection I have is with someone I did not enjoy working with at another firm. At this other firm, the person was divisive, competitive, manipulative and was oblivious to his toxic affect on the team around him. He has thrived somewhat at thes new organization I am interested in working at however my question is do I reach out and touch base with him to learn more about the organization and this role and maybe even see if he has pull regarding the role? BTW: The role would not connect into him. My gut says no but my brain says yes. Thoughts?