Jason L. Ma 馬良傑
Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor
- Trusted Strategic Advisor to Global CEOs & Parents / Chief Mentor of Millennials & Teens
- Preeminent Expert & Mentor in Leadership, Career, College Admissions, Family, & Life Success
- Featured Keynote & Fireside Speaker & Thought Leader / Top-Tier Media Commentator
- Author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, & Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
- Forbes Contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, & College Admissions (2011-6)
- Strategic Advisor, Bright Scholar Education Group (NYSE: BEDU), a Country Garden spinoff in China
- Strategic Advisor to a Wall Street Titan Owner of a Group of Companies
- 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
- Delegate, Forbes Global CEO Conference (8 years since 2005)
- Delegate, NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum
- Speaker & Member, Global Advisory Council, World Chinese Economic Summit
- Speaker & Member, Steering Committee, DC Finance’s Family Office Conferences
- Speaker & Luminary Expert, IfOnly
- Speaker, China Speakers Bureau
- 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)
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 life 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.” The ThreeEQ team implements Ma’s dual passions for mentoring and rainmaking designed to maximize positive outcomes for ThreeEQ Clients.
Ma is among the world’s top experts and thought leaders in inspiring and guiding leaders to unleash their own potential, and is globally connected at high levels. He leads ThreeEQ as a trusted (1) leadership, career, college admissions, parenting, and life success coach and mentor, (2) strategic global business advisor and rainmaker, and (3) captivating international featured 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 as Private Clients—in achieving important goals and improving their lives. In addition, Ma adds massive value in ROI and growth to select enterprises worldwide as Organizational Clients.
LEADERSHIP, CAREER, COLLEGE ADMISSIONS, PARENTING, & LIFE 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.
GLOBAL 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.
Ma is a strategic advisor to Bright Scholar Education Group 博实乐 (NYSE: BEDU), China’s largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools and a spinoff of now not only China’s but also Asia’s largest real estate developer, Country Garden 碧桂园 (HKEx: 2007). Ma is also a strategic advisor to a legendary Wall Street titan for a group of companies.
With a keen worldview, Ma is a member of both the Employment and Education Taskforce and the SMEs Cross-thematic Group at the B20, the G20’s global business advisory council. The G20 is the leading international economic forum led by the heads of state of the top 20 economies (the US, China, the EU, Japan, Germany, the UK, India, etc.). 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. Argentina will host the G20 in 2018.
In addition, Ma 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 (PBEC) member, Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association (SVCWireless) senior advisor (for 10 years since 2001), 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.
AUTHOR / MASS MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR. Ma is the author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, a critically acclaimed published book. 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, including Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, Teen Kids News. 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 to some 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and Israel, and Americas.
INTERNATIONAL FEATURED SPEAKER. As a sought-after featured speaker and global business and education thought leader, Ma captivates, educates, and inspires audiences worldwide to action to increase their ROI and towards positive transformation. With gratitude, Ma shares the stage with (former) world leaders of G20 economies, billionaires and tycoons, global 1000 CEOs, and other top leaders in business and education, both Western and Asian/Chinese.
Ma has spoken regularly at the World Chinese Economic Summit, the Global China Business Meeting, the Global India Business Meeting; Family Office Conferences in the U.S. East Coast/NYC, Florida, and Hong Kong; Multinational Corporate private events; High Net Worth (Multi-)Family private events; Top Universities including Stanford, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, and National University of Singapore; the Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the U.S.; K-12 schools; and other influential business, entrepreneurship, and education summits around the world. In addition to his own speaker platform shown on this page, Ma is a featured speaker for the China Speakers Bureau.
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 College of Engineering. He is a guest speaker, donor, and Golden Bear Life Member at Cal. 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 Chinese 广东话 and conversational in Mandarin Chinese 普通话. 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. 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. 飛達學院 (2007-11)
- Co-Founder and CEO of an education SaaS startup (2006-7; executed a successful international merger)
- Co-Founder, Executive VP of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer, YeePay Inc. 易宝支付, a Chinese tech startup (successfully exited at Series D in 2014)
- Founder and CEO, Congruent Partners LLC (2002-11)
- Leader, Tech/Media/Telecom (TMT) and Education Sectors, Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG, 2006-14)
- 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)
AMONG THE WORLD’S 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 and speaker for IfOnly, which provides unique experiences for its high-end clients.
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.
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Executive Leadership Council, Thunderbird School of Global Management
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