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, Next-Generation Leadership Expert & Mentor, University Admissions Consultant, Parent Confidant, Author, & Speaker

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“Whether you are an established elder leader or a rising young leader in today’s fiercely and increasingly competitive, complex, and volatile world, it is wise to be mindful, constantly learn and improve, and get truly expert help in key areas. It pains me to often see people not even close to realizing their own potential in a world where change is constant. I am here to help our clients sustainably succeed and be joyful at next levels like never before . . .”
—Jason L. Ma


Jason L. Ma 馬良傑 is Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Inc., an innovative global business, leadership, career, family, education, and university admissions success consulting firm. Ma is a G20 business and education influencer, corporate board/C-suite advisor and rainmaker, preeminent mentor of next-generation leaders (on career, personal, and university admissions success), parent confidant, acclaimed author, and sought-after speaker. Ma believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential as achievers and 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. As one of the world’s top experts, Ma leads ThreeEQ to help companies, families, and both elder and young leaders worldwide succeed and maximize positive outcomes.

Ma is the author of the acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. He is a Forbes contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, and College Admissions (2011-6) whose articles have produced nearly 1 million views. Ma is a leading American member of The B20, The G20‘s global business advisory council, and serves in other globally influential roles. His continuous applied research complements his mission to help make the world a wealthier, happier, and emotionally healthier place. In the world theater, Ma is also sought after as a speaker and masterclass leader who captivates, educates, and inspires audiences to reflect and act towards increasing their ROI and positive transformation, if not transcendence.

Ma’s perspective has been enhanced by more than 3 decades of seasoned high-level and operating business and entrepreneurial experience in innovative technology, education, expert, and traditional industries and over 2 million miles of world travels to 40 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, Israel, and the Americas.

G20 INFLUENCER. As a distinguished global business and education thought leader, Ma serves as Silicon Valley’s leading member of The Business 20 (B20), The G20‘s global business advisory council, 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, and the 17 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/B20 Australia, Turkey, China, and Germany presidencies, and looks forward to working with Argentina.

MENTOR OF NEXT-GENERATION LEADERS. Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing next-generation leaders. ThreeEQ’s Private Clients, who are headed by astute C-suite leaders or high-net-worth parents worldwide, relish the 1-on-1 guidance of Ma as a remarkably effective, inspiring, and trusted success coach and mentor to their baby boomer, Gen X, and Gen Y (millennial) staff in the workforce, or millennials and (Gen Z/iGen) teens in school, as well as a confidant. By applying his own “3EQ” and “4S” success mentoring framework, Ma has personally guided and transformed hundreds of young and elder persons to not only become successful leaders in the workforce or in school, or get admitted to elite universities, but also achieve sustainable happiness as beings. Being a preeminent elite university admissions counselor is a core part of Ma’s work for his youngest students, who are young adults and teenagers. Ma’s former students can be found either working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, governments, and startups or attending Ivy League universities, Stanford, UC Berkeley, MIT, Oxford, and other elite universities. Testimonials abound. Ma is a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate, a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC), a Kairos Society member, and a former Thiel Fellowship mentor. ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

GLOBAL BUSINESS C-SUITE ADVISOR & RAINMAKER. Beyond grooming future leaders, Jason Ma serves as a trusted board/C-suite advisor and rainmaker at select Western and Asian enterprises worldwide. ThreeEQ’s Organizational Clients benefit from the massive value and ROI that Ma adds by applying his business acumen and high-powered, high-level global network, which includes more than 100 billionaires/tycoons and family offices, hundreds of global and regional CEOs, and numerous UHNWIs across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East. He serves as U.S. strategic advisor at Bright Scholar Education Group 博实乐 (NYSE: BEDU), China’s largest operator of K-12 private schools and a spinoff of Country Garden 碧桂园, a top 3 real estate developer in Asia, 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 growth-minded 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.

AUTHOR & APPLIED RESEARCHER. 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 a star Forbes contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, and College Admissions (2011-6), Ma’s Forbes articles produced nearly 1 million views.

SPEAKER & MASTERCLASS LEADER. As a sought-after speaker, masterclass leader, and one of the world’s top experts in G20 business, geopolitics, next-generation leadership, parenting, education, and college 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 a featured keynote speaker at the Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of N. California and the Harvard Club of San Francisco. Ma is honored to share the stage at times with (former) World Leaders, billionaires and tycoons, and global 1000 CEOs. 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 (HWA), Keynote Speakers, and London Speaker Bureau. As the world’s leading speakers bureau, HWA’s exclusive speakers include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Steve Forbes, Henry Kissinger, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, Kofi Annan, Shaquille O’Neal, Bono, and other top leaders in business, politics, and entertainment.

MEDIA CONTRIBUTOR & LUMINARY EXPERT. Jason 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 to the above, he 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.

PHILANTHROPIST. 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.

EDUCATION & LANGUAGES. Jason Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He’s a Golden Bear Life Member. 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 馬老師 is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin.

FAMILY. Proud Americans, Ma and his lovely wife grew up in the SF Bay Area and are joyful parents of two vivacious, high-achieving daughters, one a college senior and one a high school senior. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, high standards on what matters, and humor.

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. Jason Ma successfully marketed and sold internationally to hundreds of enterprises in different industries, including Blue Chip multinational corporations and mobile/telecom/Internet service providers; helped build leading tech companies that subsequently went public or were acquired; counseled numerous high-achieving students and families on university planning and applications, and personal success; and co-founded and invested in IT, new media, edtech, and education services companies in the U.S., China, and India. He had his share of successes, failures, and lessons learned. The latter has especially strengthened him.

  • 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



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