Mentoring Young Leaders

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

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  • Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc.
  • Leading Member of The B20 with The G20
  • Acclaimed Author of Young Leaders 3.0 & Forbes Contributor
  • C-Suite/Boardroom Strategic Advisor & Global Rainmaker
  • Foremost College Consultant & Mentor to Next-Generation & C-Suite Leaders

Jason Ma 馬良傑 is an influential G20 business and education leader. Ma is not only a preeminent next-generation leaders’ mentor, elite college admissions consultant, acclaimed author, and sought-after speaker but also a high-powered C-suite strategic advisor/mentor and well-connected global business rainmaker.

Ma has over 3 decades of seasoned experience and impact 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. Through his career, he successfully made deals with hundreds of enterprises and SMEs; co-built leading tech companies (subsequent IPO or M&A); and co-founded, invested in, and exited astutely from a few technology/media/telecom (TMT), edtech, and education services companies. This past decade, Ma has personally and successfully mentored numerous students of affluent families on the complex and hypercompetitive elite U.S. college planning, applications, and admissions process, next-generation leadership, and personal success, as well as select C-suite leaders, with great outcomes.

As a leading member of The B20, the private sector’s voice of The G20 (representing 85% of the global nominal GDP of more than US$80 trillion and 66% of 7.4 billion people), Jason Ma serves on the foremost Employment and Education Task Force (from 2014 to present, through the G20 and B20 presidencies of Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and currently Argentina). He observes other task forces, including Digital Economy and Industry 4.0, SMEs Development, and Trade and Investment. The B20’s policy recommendations on behalf of the G20 business community to the G20 Leaders and governments capture the attention of the Presidents/Prime Ministers and their Cabinet Secretaries/Ministers. Ma pays particular attention to the future of work, talent, and education, the impact of AI and technologies, and digital transformation.

Ma is also a World Chinese Economic Forum Global Advisory Council member, DC Finance Family Office Conferences Steering Committee member, and NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate. He is a former APEC CEO Summit delegate, Pacific Basin Economic Council member, Thiel Fellowship mentor, Kairos Society mentor, and Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

Jason Ma is Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a preeminent global business, next-generation leadership, elite college admissions, and personal success advisory firm for select enterprises, affluent families, and associations. 

1. Enterprise Clients. As a C-suite strategic advisor/mentor and high-level global business rainmaker at ThreeEQ, Jason Ma directly helps select corporates and SMEs make pragmatic decisions, win large customers, position for M&A, and enhance team and individual mindset, soft skills, and productivity. ThreeEQ helps them bolster revenue and profitability growth, and strengthen leadership, human capital, product/service line, and distribution quality, adding to their ROI and market capitalization rise. (View Ma’s gallery with G20 Leaders, tycoons, and Global 1000 CEOs.)

2. Private Clients. Jason Ma leads ThreeEQ to inspire and mentor privately select Gen Z high achievers with caring, high-net-worth parents to get admitted to elite/Ivy League universities and to pave lucrative career paths as solid, compassionate next-generation leaders. Ma also privately mentors select middle-aged C-suite leaders. As their chief mentor, Jason Ma helps ThreeEQ Private Client students achieve great results, unleash their full potential, and transform into the best version of themselves—so that their happiness, health, and wealth will be above the fold even among driven peers. Testimonials abound. To serve a broader market of families, Ma recently created the free, selective, and fast-growing Facebook closed group “Parents of Driven Students” and will roll out new ThreeEQ Online Workshops starting December 2018.

3. Event Clients. As a speaker onstage and a masterclass leader “uncaged” in ballrooms worldwide, Jason Ma inspires, motivates, and galvanizes audiences—from Gen Zers and their parents to global CEOs and billionaires—enabling them to reflect, increase their ROI, and transform positively. Besides his own speaker platform, Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus worldwide, including the Harry Walker Agency, London Speaker Bureau, Executive Speakers Bureau, All American Entertainment, MFL Global, and A-Speakers.

Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation LeadersHe is a renowned Forbes contributor on next-generation leadership and entrepreneurship, innovative higher education, mentorship, and elite U.S. college admissions (2011-16, over 1 million views). His work has been featured in various top media, including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Channel NewsAsia, and others.

Jason Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Originally from Hong Kong, he is multicultural, fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. He and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving daughters. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, humor, and high standards on what matters.



  • 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.


On high schoolers and college transfer students, in addition to honing their “4S” and “3EQ,” Jason Ma’s exceptional career track record includes helping 97% of his college applicant students get admitted to one or more of their top choice schools, including their share of the 8 Ivy League universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UChicago, Duke, Northwestern, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Carnegie Mellon, Williams, Pomona, and other elite U.S. colleges and universities. Some of Mr. Ma’s students were admitted to Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, and other elite UK universities as well.
His former students can be found running or working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools.
ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and Jason Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC).


In addition, Jason 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.

Ma is also 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.


In addition to his own speaker platform, Jason Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus worldwide, including A-Speakers, All American Entertainment, Executive Speakers Bureau, Harry Walker Agency, London Speaker Bureau, and MFL Global.

(As the world’s top speaker bureau, Harry Walker Agency’s nonpartisan exclusive speakers include President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Al Gore, Dick Cheney, John Boehner, Steve Forbes, Henry Kissinger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Shaquille O’Neal, Bono, and other top leaders in business, politics, and entertainment.)


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.



The passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Students and Clients win, grow, and succeed like never before! Our highly trained and seasoned teammates in Editing, Counseling, Business Development, (upcoming) Web Solutions, Finance, and Administration share our Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s vision, values/principles, 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 Gen Z and 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.



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 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.
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