Maloch hired the crew of the Compass Rose, taking on the roll of benefactor providing everything needed to succeed in special assignments.
Communication is always verbal, for simplicity usually through his personal android B0Z-792 , who he assigned to the ship.
Occasionally Maloch does communicate directly through voice comms only. He’s usually brief and impersonal, leaving nothing to chance. The crew of the Compass Rose gets a sense that he’s a powerful person who has access to information through many high-end contacts. No one knows or suspects anything more than that, just how he likes it.
Everything about him screams “Need-to-know basis, and the less you know the better off you are”.
Mystery surrounds Maloch, nothing of his background can be traced.