Jason L. Ma 馬良傑
Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor
1. Preeminent Mentor Unleashing the Full Potential of Next-Generation Leaders
(Deep on Guiding Gen Z High Achievers for College Admissions, Career, & Personal Success)
2. Well-Connected C-Suite Rainmaker Increasing ROI for Global Enterprises & G20 Economies
3. Sought-After Speaker & Masterclass Leader
- Acclaimed Author, Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, & Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
- Forbes Contributor on Next-Generation Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovative Education, & Elite College Prep & Admissions (2011-6, over 1 million views)
- Luminary, IfOnly
- Member, Business 20 (B20) with the G20 (on the foremost Employment & Education Taskforce)
- Member, Global Advisory Council, & Speaker, World Chinese Economic Summit 世界华人经济峰会
- Member, Steering Committee, & Speaker, Family Office Conferences, DC Finance
- Delegate, Forbes Global CEO Conference (8 years since 2005)
- Delegate, NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum
- Speaker, A-Speakers
- Speaker, All American Entertainment
- Speaker, Executive Speakers Bureau
- Speaker, Harry Walker Agency
- Speaker, Keynote Speakers
- Speaker, London Speaker Bureau
- Speaker, London Speaker Bureau Asia
- Speaker, London Speaker Bureau Germany
- Speaker, MFL Global
- Guest Speaker, Harvard Business School Association of Northern California
- Guest Speaker, Stanford University
- Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley
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Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師 is Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a premier global business, leadership, career, university admissions, education, family, and personal success consulting firm. ThreeEQ clients are select high-end families and enterprises—both Western and Asian worldwide. Ma’s professional passions are mentoring, rainmaking, and speaking. He helps ThreeEQ clients grow and succeed at next levels like never before.
Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential. As a foremost mentor to Gen Z and Millennial high achievers through the years, he’s been humbled and grateful to have contributed his sage advice and guidance to the achievement of great outcomes by ThreeEQ’s Private Client students (i.e., admitted to elite US colleges and universities or onto great careers). He transforms students and accelerate them to become the best version of themselves with a powerful “personal OS” and sustainable happiness (See testimonials from both students and parents).
ThreeEQ’s Enterprise Clients pragmatically take advantage of Ma’s business acumen, global decision-makers network, and rainmaking capabilities to significantly add to the ROI, human capital quality, competitive advantage, and growth of their top and bottom lines. Ma personally helps them win large-revenue customers, make major strategic deals, and enhance organizational soft skills and productivity.
As a sought-after speaker, Jason Ma consistently captivates, educates, and inspires audiences worldwide to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.
In addition, Ma serves the masses via his highly acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, and by his work as a leading B20 member who helps shape business, employment/human capital, and education policy recommendations to the G20, public speaker, Forbes contributor (over 1 million viewers), and in other roles. Ma’s work has been featured in various top media, including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Channel NewsAsia, and others.
Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by over three decades of seasoned operating and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, and expert industries—with more than 2 million miles of world travels to over 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe/Israel, and the Americas. Ma had successfully made deals with hundreds of enterprises; co-built leading tech companies (IPO or M&A); counseled numerous families on school, college admissions, and personal success; and co-founded, invested in, and exited astutely from a few IT, edtech, and education services companies.
Ma holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving daughters. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.
G20 BUSINESS & EDUCATION INFLUENCER
As an influential global business and education leader, Jason Ma is a leading member of the Business 20 (B20) with the G20. Ma has served on the foremost B20 Employment and Education Taskforce through the G20 and B20 presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and currently Argentina. He also contributed to B20 Germany’s SMEs Cross-thematic Group. The G20 is the leading forum of the governments of the US, China, the EU, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, India, and 12 other top economies by GDP. As the private sector’s voice of the G20, the B20 develops and makes business and education policy recommendations to the G20 governments. The B20 gets the attention of the G20 Presidents and Prime Ministers.
PREEMINENT MENTOR TO NEXT-GENERATION LEADERS
Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing both Western and Asian next-generation leaders worldwide. He believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential. As a trusted, foremost elite college admissions, career, and personal success mentor through the years, Ma has been humbled and grateful to have contributed his sage advice, guidance, and network to the achievement of great outcomes by high-achieving ThreeEQ Private Client students (i.e., admitted to elite US colleges and universities or onto great careers). In addition, at ThreeEQ, under his uniquely effective, nurturing, and pragmatic “4S/3EQ” mentoring framework, he has transformed and accelerated them towards becoming the best version of themselves with a powerful “personal OS,” visionary direction, and sustainable happiness.
Ma has a standout track record of helping his students gain admission to all eight Ivy League universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, Georgetown, and all other elite colleges and universities. His former students can be found running or working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools (see testimonials).
ThreeEQ’s Private Client parents are sophisticated, high-net-worth CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs who want to minimize pain and opportunity costs and to maximize gains and success for their children as our coveted students. They are wise to realize that young people need quality, third-party guidance to clarify direction, achieve key goals, gain sustainable joy, and unleash their full potential. They want only the best experts as private guides for their families.
ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Ma is also a Kairos Society mentor, a former Thiel Fellowship mentor, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate.
WELL-CONNECTED C-SUITE GLOBAL BUSINESS RAINMAKER
Beyond grooming next-generation leaders, Jason Ma serves as a trusted C-suite/board advisor and well-connected global business rainmaker. ThreeEQ Enterprise Clients pragmatically take advantage of Ma’s business acumen, global decision-makers network, and high-level sales and mentorship capabilities to significantly add to the ROI, human capital quality, competitive advantage, and growth of their top and bottom lines. Ma’s global network includes numerous billionaires/tycoons, UHNWIs, and major corporate CEOs/C-suite executives in various tech and non-tech industries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. We help our Enterprise Clients win large-revenue customers, form JVs and strategic partnerships, target M&A and strategic investments, and enhance organizational mindsets, soft skills, and productivity.
Ma serves as U.S. strategic advisor at Bright Scholar Education Group 博实乐 (NYSE: BEDU), China’s largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools and a spinoff of Country Garden 碧桂园, one of the world’s largest real estate developers worldwide, both controlled by Asia’s wealthiest woman, Ms. Yang Huiyan. Ma is a CEO or senior advisor to other select enterprises. He is a World Chinese Economic Summit Global Advisory Council member and a DC Finance Steering Committee member. Ma is a former APEC CEO Summit delegate, Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and has been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for eight years.
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR, MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR, & EXPERT
The acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers by author Jason L. Ma, along with 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old millennial leaders and contributors, has inspired many from teenagers to parents to billionaires and adults of all ages. Young Leaders 3.0 has been required reading in part of UC Berkeley. Ma’s continuous, applied research, which includes global business, geopolitics, education, and human capital and performance, complements his mission to help make the world a wealthier, happier, and emotionally healthier place.
Ma was Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and elite university admissions during 2011-6 with over 1 million views. Ma’s work has been featured in top media including Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, and Teen Kids News.
In addition, Ma is one of The World’s Top Experts and an investor at Audvisor (fellow Experts include Tom Peters, Mark Thompson, Seth Godin, Heidi Roizen, Vinod Khosla, Guy Kawasaki), a leading corporate communication and learning app. He is a Luminary for IfOnly, which provides unique experiences with luminaries, including fellow authors Danielle Steele, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Biz Stone, and Ben Horowitz, and celebrities Snoop Dogg and Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott.
SOUGHT-AFTER SPEAKER & MASTERCLASS LEADER
As a sought-after orator, Jason Ma has consistently inspired and enlightened audiences at the World Chinese Economic Summit; Global China and India Business Meetings; Multinational Corporations; Family Office conferences in the US and Asia; High Net Worth private family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and INSEAD; Los Angeles Unified School District and other K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. Ma is honored to share the stage at times with former and current world leaders, billionaires/tycoons, and global 1000 CEOs.
Recently, Ma captivated and enlightened a packed audience of high-achieving parents and C-suite/senior executives as the keynote speaker on preparing young people for success at a special event enthusiastically sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the alumni clubs of Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton in SF/Silicon Valley.
In addition to his own speaker platform, Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus worldwide, including A-Speakers, All American Speakers Bureau, Harry Walker Agency, Keynote Speakers, and London Speaker Bureau worldwide, including Asia and Germany. (As the world’s leading speakers bureau, the Harry Walker Agency’s nonpartisan exclusive speakers include President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, John Boehner, Steve Forbes, Henry Kissinger, Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Shaquille O’Neal, Bono, and other top leaders in business, politics, and entertainment. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are now also represented by HWA.)
Ma believes in giving back. The ThreeEQ Foundation, a small donor-advised fund, works with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to give to causes that assist the disadvantaged. ThreeEQ also donates 5% of Ma’s IfOnly luminary-expert service revenue and provides pro bono services to charity.
Jason Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He self-financed 95% of his college costs with grants, scholarships, and paid work since age 16. Today, he is a guest speaker, donor, and Golden Bear Life Member at Cal. He had also attended the evening MBA program at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.
An American originally from Hong Kong (the “Asian NYC”), Ma grew up with blue-collar parents, from whom he learned a strong work ethic. Ma is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. SF Bay Area residents, he and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving daughters. With their own dreams and aspirations, one will work as an engineer at Google upon graduation from Georgetown and the other will join the Penn/Wharton Class of 2022 this year. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- Co-Founder, Interim CEO and Senior College Counselor, IvyMax Inc. 飛達學院 (2007-2011)
- Co-Founder and CEO of an Education SaaS startup (2006-2007; successfully executed an international merger)
- Co-Founder, Interim Executive VP and Chief Strategy Officer, YeePay Inc. 易宝支付 (2002-2003; successfully exited at Series D)
- Founder and CEO, Congruent Partners LLC (2002-11)
- Acting CEO, CMO, VP of Business Development, Advisor, or Board Director for a few tech companies (2002-2005)
- Leader, Education & Tech/Media/Telecom (TMT) Sectors, GLG Council (2006-2014)
- Senior Advisor, Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (2001-2011)
- Founding Chair, Charter Members Committee, Asia-Silicon Valley Connection (ASVC)
- Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Japan, iPass Inc. (went public)
- Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Celcore Inc. (acquired)
- Managing Director of Asia Pacific, Peninsula Wireless Communications (went public)
- Regional Director of Pacific Rim, Cylink Corporation (went public)
- Area Sales Manager of Asia Pacific, Digital Microwave Corporation (public)
- Network Assurance Manager, Private Networks Division, Fujitsu America
- Network Systems Analyst, Network Analysis and Design; and Network Operations Analyst, Management Sciences, Tymnet (1984-7)
As the founding chair of the ASVC Charter Members Committee before, through, and after 9/11 in 2001, Ma led building the ASVC Charter Members Network, a microcosm of Silicon Valley’s top decision makers comprising general partners from elite venture capital firms, senior executives from large corporations, partners from top service providers, leading CEOs and entrepreneurs, and proven angel investors. At ASVC, he also organized and chaired major events and helped drive and spawn Silicon Valley’s high-level social networking movement.
The passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Students, Private Clients, and Organizational Clients win, grow, and succeed. The Advisors, Editors, and teammates in Business Development, (upcoming) Web Solutions, Finance, and Administration in our tight-knit team share our founder Jason L. Ma’s vision, values, and high standards on what matters. Blessed with unique, best-in-class proprietary know-how, methodologies, and processes, we pride ourselves in providing the highest-quality work for our Clients.
Another of Ma’s project team comprised 30 people, including 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old millennial leaders and contributors, and support cast. We are grateful for their help in the creation and production of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, an inspiring and acclaimed book published in December 2014.
Founder and CEO, Magnet Systems, Inc.
Former Founder, Chairman & CEO, BEA Systems (Acquired by Oracle for $8.5 billion in 2008)
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Business & Brand Strategist, Martin Roll Company
Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Company
Best-selling author of Asian Brand Strategy
Global Keynote Speaker, Conference Moderator, C-Level Advisor/Mentor
Chairman and CEO, Caprica International
Executive Leadership Council, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Vice Chairman, Supply Chain Asia
Selected as a “New Asian Leader” by the World Economic Forum
Having earned the privilege to attend or speak at some of the world’s most influential business gatherings, Jason L. Ma has met some of the world leaders, private sector tycoons, global 1000 CEOs, and fellow business and education influencers. As mementos of these great meetings, Jason has garnered many photos with these renowned achievers.