Mentoring Young Leaders


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

“To succeed in today’s increasingly turbulent world, it is wise to be mindful, constantly learn and improve, and find quality mentors or experts to help in key areas. If not, you will be marginalized or unfulfilled,” says Jason L. Ma 馬良傑老師, Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, Inc., an innovative global business, leadership, family, education, and college admissions success consulting firm, and author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, an acclaimed book. “It pains me to see people being ignorant or not even close to realizing their own potential.”

As a distinguished global business and education thought leader, Ma serves as a member of the B20, the G20‘s official council and dialogue with the global business community. The G20 is the leading international economic and policy setting forum led by the Presidents and Prime Ministers of the US, China, Japan, India, the EU, Germany, the UK, and the 13 other top economies by GDP. As Silicon Valley’s leading B20 member through the G20 hosted by Australia, Turkey, China, and currently Germany, Ma actively contributes on both the Employment & Education Taskforce and the SMEs Cross-thematic Group.

With dual passions for mentoring and rainmaking, Ma leads ThreeEQ in helping high-end Private and Organizational Clients succeed and maximize positive outcomes. Ma’s professional speakership, book and Forbes authorships, mass media contributions, and philanthropy complement his mission to help make the world a wealthier, happier, and emotionally healthier place.

ThreeEQ’s Private Clients, who are headed by astute high-net-worth parents or C-suite leaders worldwide, relish the 1-on-1 guidance of Ma as a preeminent, inspiring, and trusted success coach and mentor to their high-achieving millennials in the workforce, university students, and high school students, and confidant to them. Hundreds of young people have achieved great results in careers or college admissions and are positively transformed (see Testimonials) by Ma’s uniquely effective and powerful “4S” and “3EQ” mentoring framework. ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, and Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling. Ma is also a mentor for Kairos Society, a leading global organization that helps young entrepreneurs, and was a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship. As a notable education leader, Ma is a by-invitation delegate to the NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum.

ThreeEQ’s Organizational Clients, which are growth-minded enterprises and institutions worldwide, benefit from the massive value and ROI that Ma leads adding as a well-connected, high-powered, and trusted strategic business rainmaker and advisor. He serves as the 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 Holdings 碧桂园 (HKEX: 2007), Asia’s (if not the world’s) now largest real estate developer. The controlling owner of Country Garden and Bright Scholar is Asia’s wealthiest woman and a loving mom. Ma is a senior advisor to the Wall Street titan owner of a group of companies. He is a member of the Global Advisory Council at the World Chinese Economic Summit and a member of the Steering Committee at DC Finance. He’s been a by-invitation Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years since 2005, and was an APEC CEO Summit delegate and a Pacific Basin Economic Council member.

Ma is a sought-after speaker on global business, geopolitics, leadership, education, parenting, and college admissions. He inspires and empowers audiences worldwide to action to increase their ROI and towards positive transformation, if not transcendence. Ma is honored to share the stage with (former) world leaders of G20 economies, billionaires and tycoons, global 2000 CEOs (see Gallery), and other top leaders both Western and Asian/Chinese. Ma also serves as:

Ma’s acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0, which he authored with 23 exemplary 17-to-24-year-old millennial leaders as contributors, has inspired numerous readers, from disadvantaged teenagers to billionaires. As an influential Forbes contributor on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Education, and College Admissions (2011-6), Ma’s Forbes articles produced nearly 1 million views.

As a top-tier media commentator, Ma has appeared on Forbes, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, iHeartMedia, Channel NewsAsia, Teen Kids News. Ma’s perspective includes more than 3 decades of seasoned 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, Americas, Europe, and Middle East.

Ma is also one of the world’s top experts (fellow experts include Tom Peters, Mark Thompson, Seth Godin, Heidi Roizen, Vinod Khosla, Guy Kawasaki) for Audvisor, a leading corporate communication and learning app. He is a luminary author and expert for IfOnly, which provides unique experiences with luminaries, including fellow authors Danielle Steele, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Biz Stone, Ben Horowitz, and Ma, who provide hand-signed copies of their books. IfOnly celebrities include Snoop Dogg and Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott.

As an emerging 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 in-kind services to charity.

Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He also attended the evening MBA program at Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business but dropped out because of nearly constant international business travels. An immigrant Chinese American, Ma 馬老師 speaks Cantonese and Mandarin. Ma and his wife are grateful parents of two vivacious daughters—1 in college and 1 in high school. At home, Ma values unending love, high standards on what matters, and humor [as “head of the bad jokes department” at the MAfia (The Ma Family :-)].

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 Forbes Column & Articles
–  Young Leaders 3.0, The Acclaimed Book
–  Amazon Book Shop
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–  IfOnly Luminary-Expert Experiences Shop
–  One Of The World’s Top Experts For Audvisor
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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)

He was senior advisor at the Silicon Valley-China Wireless Technology Association for 10 years since 2001.

Before and after 9/11 in 2001, Ma served as 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. 


Operating Team

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.


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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