The old man owns an antique store in New Zealand 1995, he gives Jo her Mirror, and even accompanies her home to align it in a way that will change her life forever.
He manipulates people and situations to suit his own personal agenda.
He recruits Jade and uses her as a pawn in his plans and she willingly helps him because he tells Jade, she will never see Jo again if she does. He hands her a list and informs her to do as it says at the exact time he has specified.
He is cocky until the very end as he fades away from existence, believing everything has gone his way.