Ralph de la Vega, chief operating officer, Cingular, Mr. Lefar's boss:
"I have not found anything he doesn't do well. ... Sometimes, he spreads himself too thin."
Troy Ruhanen, exec VP-managing director North America, BBDO:
"Marc claims he was injured so he could not play softball when he was at P&G so he coached the women's softball team, where he met his wife."
Doug Worple, president, Barefoot Advertising, Cincinnati, who roomed with Mr. Lefar for seven months in their early days at P&G's finance department where they used a foam ball instead of a standard ping-pong ball on their dining room table:
"We would play for hours because neither of us liked to lose."
Marvin Davis, chief marketing officer, Comcast:
"He taught me that in looking for a job it was critical to make sure how much marketing is in the marketing definition."
Charlie Miesmer, senior executive creative director-vice chairman, BBDO:
"He is as efficient in accepting or rejecting the work as he is in painstakingly telling you what was expected."
Lefar on Lefar:
"In God we trust. Everybody else bring data."