"I would always go to Richard Johnson first for private trusts," reveals one source. Another says Johnson "knows the non-profit world very well." One interviewee says they "just can't say enough nice things about him," and another explains: "He has a phenomenal knowledge base. He can communicate sophisticated concepts to them on a level they understand into digestible portions." Others describe him as "dedicated" and "thoughtful," and recognise his ability to "get things done in a timely fashion" and to "look outside the box."