Mentoring Young Leaders

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

G20 Business & Education Influencer; Board/C-Suite Advisor & Business Rainmaker; Preeminent Mentor of Next-Generation Leaders & Elite University Admissions Consultant; Parent Confidant; Acclaimed Author; Sought-After Speaker & Masterclass Leader.

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“In today’s increasingly competitive, complex, and turbulent world, it is wise to be mindful, to learn constantly, and to improve your mindset and skill sets—and to get truly expert help in key areas. Often it pains me to see people not even close to realizing their own potential in a world where change is constant, if not accelerating (given the impact of technologies),” says Jason L. Ma, Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ. “Becoming a visionary leader and rising as one—young or old—require pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”). The good news is that you can raise yours and keep honing it. I am here to help our clients achieve significant, next-level outcomes, grow profitably, and be joyful as never before . . .”


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. Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential as achievers and human beings. His sage advice and guidance have effected many in achieving great outcomes in their own life stages and in moving towards becoming the best version of themselves. Worldwide, Ma leads ThreeEQ to help select enterprises, HNW families, and both elder and young leaders, Western and Asian, to significantly achieve, grow, and succeed.

Ma serves as not only a preeminent mentor of next-generation leaders and elite university admissions consultant but also a boardroom/C-suite advisor and global business rainmaker. In addition, Ma is sought after as a speaker and masterclass leader who captivates, educates, and inspires audiences across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.

Ma is the author of the acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. As Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and elite college admissions (2011-6), Ma’s Forbes articles have produced more than 1 million views. Ma serves as Silicon Valley’s leading member of The Business 20 (B20), The G20 business community’s voice and representative to the G20 governments, and in other internationally influential roles. His continuous applied research complements his mission to help make the world a wealthier, happier, and emotionally healthier place.

Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by over 3 decades of operating experience in innovative technology, education, and expert industries and over 2 million miles of world travels to 40 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Israel. Ma successfully sold internationally to hundreds of enterprises; co-built leading tech companies (IPO or acquired); counseled numerous families on school, admissions, and personal success; and co-founded, invested in, and exited from a few IT, new media, edtech, and education services companies.


As a distinguished global business and education thought leader, Ma serves as Silicon Valley’s leading member of The Business 20 (B20) with The G20, contributing on both the Employment and Education Taskforce and the SMEs Cross-thematic Group. The G20 is the leading international economic forum led by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the US, China, the EU, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, and the 13 other top economies by GDP. An integral part of the G20 process, the B20 leads engagement with and recommends policies to G20 governments, representing the entire G20 business community. Ma has served as a perennial leading American member of the B20 through the G20 and B20 Presidencies hosted in Australia 2014, Turkey 2015, China 2016, Germany 2017, and currently Argentina 2018.


Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing both Western and Asian next-generation leaders. ThreeEQ’s Private Clients are select high-net-worth families, youth, and C-suite/senior executives as individuals worldwide. They relish the personalized guidance and inspiration of Ma as a remarkably effective and trusted executive success coach to themselves as C-level/senior executives and/or as a preeminent and trusted youth success mentor to their millennial and teen children. By applying his own “3EQ” and “4S” success mentoring framework, Ma has personally and profoundly guided and transformed hundreds of elder and young individuals to not only achieve key next-level goals and become or rise as successful leaders in business or in school, but also move towards becoming the best version of themselves and reach sustainable joy as human beings. Ma’s former students can be found running or working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, or attending top schools.

Being a superbly effective and compassionate US college/university planning, applications, and admissions success coach (and parent confidant) is a core part of Ma’s work for his youngest students, who are young adults and teenagers. Ma has a standout track record of helping students gain admission to Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, Georgetown, and all other elite colleges and universities. Testimonials abound. Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Ma is also a Kairos Society mentor, a former Thiel Fellowship mentor, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate.


Beyond grooming future leaders, Jason Ma serves as a trusted corporate board/C-suite advisor and global business rainmaker for ThreeEQ’s Enterprise and Family Office/Business (Organizational) Clients, both Western and Asian worldwide. Ma’s expertise adds massive value, profitable growth, and ROI to these clients by helping them win large-revenue customers, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, target M&A, strategic investments, and/or higher organizational productivity, depending on the client. In doing so, Ma applies his seasoned global business acumen, mentorship, corporate rainmaking capability, and access to his worldwide decision-makers network, which includes numerous billionaires/tycoons, UHNWIs, and global and regional CEOs/C-suite executives in various tech and non-tech industries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East. Ma’s access also includes acquirable and investable quality SMEs and startups worldwide.

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 top 3 largest real estate developers worldwide, both controlled by Asia’s wealthiest woman. Ma is a senior advisor to the Wall Street titan owner of a group of companies and 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 8 years.


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 in between. 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.

As Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and elite university admissions (2011-6), Jason Ma’s Forbes articles produced more than 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 (fellow experts include Tom Peters, Mark Thompson, Seth Godin, Heidi Roizen, Vinod Khosla, Guy Kawasaki) and an investor for Audvisor, a leading corporate communication and learning app. He is a luminary author and expert for IfOnly, which provides unique experiences with luminaries. These include fellow authors Danielle Steele, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Biz Stone, and Ben Horowitz, who, like Ma, provide hand-signed copies of their books. IfOnly luminary experts include Snoop Dogg and Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott.


As a sought-after keynote speaker and masterclass leader, and as one of the world’s top experts in G20 business, geopolitics, next-generation leadership and mentorship, parenting, education, and elite US university admissions, Jason Ma captivates, educates, and inspires audiences to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence. In the world theater, Ma has spoken regularly at the World Chinese Economic Summit, Global China and India Business Meetings, family office conferences in the U.S. and Asia; private events at multinational corporations, high net worth family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, other universities; K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. Ma is honored to share the stage at times with (former) World Leaders, billionaires and tycoons, and global 1000 CEOs.

Ma has recently inspired and enlightened a packed room of high-achieving parents and C-suite/senior leaders as the keynote speaker on preparing young people for success in school and at work. This special event was enthusiastically sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of N. California and co-sponsored by Harvard Club of San Francisco, Harvard Club of Silicon Valley, Stanford GSB Alumni, UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in Silicon Valley, and Wharton Club of N. California.

In addition to his own speaker platform, Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus worldwide, including A-Speakers (in Europe), All American Speakers Bureau, Harry Walker Agency, Keynote Speakers, and London Speaker Bureau worldwide, including Asia and Germany. (As the world’s leading speakers agency, 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 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 but dropped out because of extensive international business travels.


Originally from Hong Kong (the “Asian NYC”), China, Ma grew up in a blue-collar household. He is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. SF Bay Area residents, he and his wife are joyful parents of two joyous, high-achieving daughters (ages 20 and 17). In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.


  • 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, and/or Board Advisor 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
  • 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 (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 (a few billionaires), 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.



The passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Clients and Students significantly learn, achieve, grow, and succeed. Our tight-knit team, including Editors and Advisors, is well trained and instilled with founder Jason L. Ma’s vision, values and principles, and high-quality, proprietary know-how, methodologies, and processes in our business. We pride ourselves in providing the highest-quality work for our Students, Private Clients, and Organizational Clients.

Another of Ma’s 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 published book.



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



Having earned private invitations to attend or speak at some of the most influential business gatherings worldwide, Jason L. Ma has been privileged to meet some of the World Leaders, private sector tycoons, global 1000 CEOs, and fellow business and education influencers. As mementos, Jason has garnered many photos with these renowned achievers. Visit his photo albums and share in his experience.