Mentoring Young Leaders


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Jason L. Ma 馬良傑
Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor
ThreeEQ, Inc.

  1. Trusted Strategic Advisor to Global CEOs & Parents / Chief Mentor of Millennials & Teens
  2. Preeminent Expert & Mentor in Leadership, Careers, College Admissions, & Parenting Success
  3. Featured Keynote & Fireside Speaker / Top-Tier Media Commentator
  • Author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, & Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
  • Contributor, Forbes (2011 to 2016)
  • Member, Employment & Education Taskforce, The B20 (The G20’s Global Business Advisory Council)
  • Member, SMEs Cross-Thematic Group, The B20 (The G20’s Global Business Advisory Council)
  • Member, Global Advisory Council, & Speaker, World Chinese Economic Summit
  • Member, Steering Committee, & Speaker at Family Office Meetings, DC Finance
  • Delegate, Forbes Global CEO Conference (8 years)
  • Delegate, APEC CEO Summit (2014)
  • Delegate, NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum
  • Luminary Expert & Speaker, IfOnly
  • Guest Lecturer, Stanford University
  • Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley
  • Member, National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Sustaining Member, Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC)

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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, family, and personal success coaching and consulting firm with a high-end clientele in America, Asia, and Europe. “In today’s intensely and increasingly competitive and fast-changing (if not turbulent) world, two critical success factors are to constantly learn and improve and to get and implement high-quality 3rd-party guidance or mentorship—or else one will be marginalized or unfulfilled,” says Ma, author of Young Leaders 3.0, a critically acclaimed book. “Most people aren’t even close to realizing their own potential.” ThreeEQ implements Ma’s dual passions for mentoring and rainmaking.

Among the world’s top experts in inspiring and guiding leaders to unleash their own potential, and globally connected at high levels, Ma leads ThreeEQ as a trusted (self and group) leadership, career, college admissions, parenting, and personal success mentor, strategic business advisor and rainmaker, and captivating international speaker. (View his photo gallery.) Ma uses an uncanny ability to guide both elder and young leaders—C-suite executives, parents, millennials, and teens both Western and Asian—in achieving important goals and improving their lives.

LEADERSHIP, CAREER, COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, PARENTING, & PERSONAL SUCCESS MENTOR. In his career, Ma has personally (1-on-1) inspired, guided, and transformed hundreds of millennial and teen achievers, and helped them grow as beings and achieve great results, including leadership contributions and elite college admissions (see testimonials). Ma’s unusually effective, inspiring, and personalized student success coaching and mentoring process integrates his extensively proven, researched, creative, and pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ) and genuine story, strategies, soft skills, state of mind, and direction (4S) framework.

Ma leads ThreeEQ to serve select families headed by high-net-worth parents both Western and Asian as Private Clients. He guides their millennial professionals and university students to hone competitive and employable mindsets and skillsets and to position for career or grad school success. He guides their teenage/high school students and college applicants to build self and group leadership and life skills and to prepare for successful US or UK college admissions. He’s helped 97% of ThreeEQ’s college applicant students get admitted to one or more of their top 3 choice schools. He coaches parents in raising competitive and happy kids and in improving their family lives. Ma also coaches individual C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs for next-level business and personal success. Along the way, Ma’s been delighting lots of families and individuals.

STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVISOR & RAINMAKER. Ma’s dual passions are mentoring and rainmaking. He helps select owners and C-suite executives to take their business success and life/family fulfillment to next levels. Applying his business acumen and high-powered global network, ThreeEQ brings massive value to select enterprises and family offices both Western and Asian as Organizational Clients targeting healthy and stronger ROI and growth. Ma leads in providing trusted strategic business advice, C-level strategic sales and business development, assistance on international private company M&A or strategic investments, individual and group success coaching and mentoring, and/or event speaking and private seminar services.

AUTHOR & MASS MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR. Ma is the author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, a highly acclaimed published book for the masses. As a Forbes contributor on innovative leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and college prep and admissions, Ma’s Forbes articles have generated nearly 1 million views. Ma is featured in top media for his views. He has appeared in Forbes and Fast Company and on CNBC Asia (including Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, Teen Kids News, and other media. His perspective has been enhanced by over 3 decades of seasoned business and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, expert, and traditional industries and more than 2 million miles of world travels.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURED SPEAKER. As a sought-after featured speaker and private seminar leader worldwide, Ma inspires, educates, and captivates audiences ranging from high schoolers to college and university students, to millennial and elder professionals and entrepreneurs, to parents, to seasoned CEOs and senior executives, and to billionaires, both Western and Asian. He gratefully shares the stage with tycoons, Global 1000 CEOs, and top leaders in business, education, and politics (view a gallery). He is often invited to speak at influential family office, business, and education conferences, corporate and multi-family events, and institutions, including UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and high school districts. In addition to his own speaker platform, he is a featured speaker for the China Speakers Bureau.

GLOBAL BUSINESS & EDUCATION LEADER. Ma is a member of both the Employment and Education Taskforce and the SMEs Cross-thematic Group at the Business 20 (B20), the global business advisory council for the G20, the world’s leading economic forum led by the top 20 economies (the US, China, the EU, Japan, Germany, the UK, India, etc.)’s heads of state. As a distinguished Silicon Valley and Chinese American global business and education leader, Ma has been appointed perennially as a B20 member through the G20 in Australia, Turkey, China, and currently Germany.

He is a World Chinese Economic Summit speaker and Global Advisory Council member. He’s been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years. He is also a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate, DC Finance speaker and Steering Committee member, a Kairos Society mentor, one of “The World’s Top Experts” and an investor for Audvisor, and an IfOnly luminary expert and speaker. Previously, he was an APEC CEO Summit delegate, a Thiel Fellowship mentor, a Pacific Basin Economic Council member, Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association senior advisor (for 10 years), and founding chair of Asia-Silicon Valley Connection (ASVC)’s Charter Members Committee.

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 led organizing and chairing major events and helped drive and spawn Silicon Valley’s high-level social networking movement before, through, and after 9/11 in 2001.

PHILANTHROPIST. ThreeEQ believes in giving back. The ThreeEQ Foundation, its small philanthropy fund, works with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to give to causes that assist the disadvantaged. In addition, ThreeEQ donates 5% of Ma’s IfOnly luminary-expert service revenue, and provides in-kind services, to charity.

EDUCATION, LANGUAGES, & FAMILY. Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley, where he is a guest speaker, donor, and Golden Bear Life Member. He also attended the evening MBA program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Originally from Hong Kong, China, Ma 馬老師 is fluent in Cantonese and conversational in Mandarin 中文. He and his wife are the joyful parents of two vivacious, high-achieving daughters. At home, Ma values unending love, high standards on what matters, and humor.


PAST INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. Jason L. Ma helped build tech companies that subsequently went IPO or were acquired, worked at large enterprises, marketed and sold internationally to hundreds of enterprises in various industries, mobile/wireless and telecom operators, and Internet service providers (primarily across Asia Pacific—Greater China, ASEAN, Indian Subcontinent, Japan, South Korea, and Australasia), and co-founded and invested in information and communications technology, new media, edtech, and education services companies in both Asia/China and the United States.

  • Co-Founder, Interim CEO and Senior College Counselor, IvyMax Inc.
  • Co-Founder and CEO of an education SaaS startup (executed a successful international merger)
  • Co-Founder, Executive VP of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer, YeePay Inc., a Chinese tech startup (successfully exited at Series D)
  • Founder and CEO, Congruent Partners LLC
  • Leader, Tech/Media/Telecom (TMT) and Education Sectors, Gerson Lehrman Group
  • 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
  • Regional Director of Pacific Rim, Cylink Corporation
  • Area Sales Manager of Asia Pacific, Digital Microwave Corporation
  • Network Assurance Manager, Private Networks Division, Fujitsu America
  • Network Systems Analyst, Network Analysis and Design, and Network Operations Analyst, Management Sciences, Tymnet

AMONG TOP EXPERTS & LUMINARIES. Ma shares the audio stage with Tom Peters, Seth Godin, Mark Thompson, Vinod Khosla, Heidi Roizen, Guy Kawasaki, and 125 other fellow world’s top experts for Audvisor, a leading corporate communication and learning mobile app. Along with bestselling authors and entrepreneurs Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Danielle Steele, Biz Stone, Ben Horowitz, Snoop Dogg, Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott, and other celebrities, Ma is a luminary-expert for IfOnly, which provides unique experiences for its high-end clients. 


Operating Team

The passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Students and Clients significantly and effectively learn, achieve, grow, and succeed. Our tight-knit Team, including Editors and Advisors, is well trained and instilled with Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor Jason L. Ma’s vision, values, and high-quality, proprietary know-how, methodologies, and processes in personalized (one-on-one) and group coaching, mentoring, and consulting on elite college admissions, career, leadership, family/life, and global business success. We pride ourselves in providing the highest-quality work for our Students and Clients.


Advisory Board

Alfred Chuang
Founder and CEO, Magnet Systems, Inc.
Former Founder, Chairman & CEO, BEA Systems (Acquired by Oracle for $8.5 billion in 2008)
The CEO’s CEO by Ben Horowitz, Co-Founder & General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Don Levy
President and Cultivator, Smith Brook Farm
Visiting Scholar & Consultant, USC, and Faculty, Boston University
Former Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Sony Pictures

Mark Minevich
To learn about Mr. Minevich, please view his website above.

Martin Roll
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

Paul Bradley
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



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