Mentoring Young Leaders

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

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Jason Ma 馬良傑 is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a foremost strategic advisory firm for affluent families and global businesses. Ma is a leading member of the B20, the private sector’s voice of the G20, a renowned Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and mentorship (2011-6, with over 1 million views), and the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0. For ThreeEQ clients worldwide, Ma serves in one or more of the following roles:

1. Foremost Elite/Ivy League College Admissions Consultant and Career/Personal Success Mentor
2. Trusted C-Suite Strategic Advisor and Global Business Rainmaker
3. Sought-After Speaker and Masterclass Leader

Private Family ClientsThreeEQ inspires and mentors 1-on-1 select Gen Z and Millennial high achievers with caring, affluent parents to get admitted to elite/Ivy League universities and to pave lucrative career paths as solid next-generation leaders. Ma leads transforming and unleashing the full potential in ThreeEQ students so that their happiness, health, and wealth will be above the fold even among their driven peers. (To additionally serve a broader market, ThreeEQ will soon roll out a new series of online workshops.) Testimonials abound.

Enterprise Clients. Ma also leads ThreeEQ in helping select global corporates and SMEs make pragmatic decisions, win large customers, make strategic deals, and enhance soft skills and productivity. With our help, our corporate clients add to their ROI, strengthen leadership and human capital quality, and bolster revenue and profitability growth. (Please enjoy a gallery with G20 Leaders, tycoons, and Global 1000 CEOs.)

Event Clients. In addition, as a globally sought-after, dynamic speaker and masterclass leader, Ma inspires, motivates, and galvanizes audiences—from Gen Z’ers to parents to CEOs to billionaires and everyone in between—enabling them to reflect, increase their ROI, and transform positively. His speaking topics are in the categories of:

  • Global Trends and Developments: The Future of Work and Talent / Globalization / Technology and Digital Transformation / Geopolitics / Intergenerational and Multicultural Shifts
  • Mentoring and Transforming Multigenerational and Diverse Teams For Success / Corporate Team and Self Leadership
  • (Ultra) High Net Worth Family, Career, University Admissions, Education, and Parenting Success

As a leading member of the B20 with the G20 (representing 85% of the global GDP and 66% of 7.4 billion people), Ma serves on the foremost Employment and Education Task Force (from 2014 to present). As the private sector’s voice of the G20, the B20’s policy recommendations to the G20 governments capture the attention of their Presidents and Prime Ministers. Ma pays particular attention to the future of work, talent, and education, the impact of AI and technologies, and digital transformation.

Ma is a World Chinese Economic Forum Global Advisory Council member, a DC Finance Family Office Conference Steering Committee member, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate. Ma was an APEC CEO Summit delegate, a Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

From 2011-16, Ma was a Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education (including elite U.S. college admissions), and mentorship. His Forbes articles have over 1 million views. In 2014, along with 23 Gen Z and Millennial high achievers as chapter contributors, Ma authored the critically acclaimed book, Young Leaders 3.0.

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. Ma’s perspective includes over 3 decades of seasoned experience and impact in innovative tech, education, and expert industries, and more than 2 million miles of world travels across Asia Pacific, Europe/Israel, and the Americas.

Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley College of Engineering. 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.


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As an influential global business and education leader, Jason Ma is a leading member of the Business 20 (B20) with the G20 (representing 85% of the global GDP and 66% of 7.4 billion people). Ma has served on the foremost B20 Employment and Education Task Force through the G20 and B20 presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and currently Argentina. He also observes the B20 Digital Economy and Industry 4.0 Task Force and pays particular attention to the impact of AI and technologies, digital transformation, and the future of work, talent, and education worldwide. In addition, he contributed to B20 Germany’s SMEs Cross-thematic Group. The G20 is the leading forum of the governments of the US, China, the EU, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, India, and 12 other top economies by GDP. As the private sector’s voice of the G20 community, the B20 leads engagement with and makes policy recommendations to the G20 governments, capturing the attention of their Presidents and Prime Ministers.


Jason Ma is deeply involved in developing both Western and Asian next-generation (Gen Z, millennial, and elder) leaders worldwide. He believes that most people have yet to unleash their full potential. As a trusted, preeminent elite U.S. college/university admissions, next-generation leadership career, and personal success mentor through the years, Ma has been humbled and grateful to have contributed his sage advice, guidance, and network to the achievement of great outcomes by high-achieving ThreeEQ Private Client students (i.e., admitted to elite US colleges and universities or onto great careers). In addition, at ThreeEQ, under his uniquely effective, nurturing, and pragmatic “4S/3EQ” mentoring framework, he has transformed and accelerated them towards becoming the best version of themselves with a powerful “personal OS,” visionary direction, and sustainable happiness.

ThreeEQ’s Private Client parents are sophisticated, high-net-worth CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs who want to minimize pain and opportunity costs and to maximize gains and success for their children as our coveted students. They are wise to realize that young people need quality, third-party guidance to clarify direction, achieve key goals, gain sustainable joy, and unleash their full potential. They want only the best experts as private guides for their families.

On Gen Z, Ma has a standout track record of helping his students gain admission to all eight Ivy League universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, UChicago, Duke, UC Berkeley, Williams, Oxford, Georgetown, and all other elite colleges and universities. His former students can be found running or working at renowned enterprises, nonprofits, and startups, working in government, and attending top schools. Testimonials abound.

ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and Ma is a sustaining member of the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Ma is also a Kairos Society mentor, a former Thiel Fellowship mentor, and a NYTimes Higher Ed Leaders Forum delegate.


Beyond grooming next-generation leaders, Jason Ma serves as a trusted C-suite/board advisor and well-connected global business rainmaker. ThreeEQ Enterprise Clients pragmatically take advantage of Ma’s G20 worldview (including the impact of AI, digital transformation, and Western vs. Asian/Chinese socioeconomic and geopolitical factors), business acumen, global decision-makers network, and high-level sales and mentorship capabilities to significantly add to the ROI, quality of leadership and human capital, and growth of their top and bottom lines, if not also market value. Ma’s global network includes numerous billionaires/tycoons, UHNWIs, and major corporate CEOs/C-suite executives in various tech and non-tech industries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, and EMEA. We help our Enterprise Clients make better strategic decisions, win large-revenue customers, form JVs and strategic partnerships, target M&A and strategic investments, and enhance organizational and executive mindsets, soft skills, and productivity.

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 largest real estate developers worldwide, both controlled by Asia’s wealthiest woman, Ms. Yang Huiyan. Ma is a CEO or senior advisor to other select enterprises. He is a member of the Global Advisory Council at the World Chinese Economic Forum (rebranded from World Chinese Economic Summit) and a member of the Steering Committee of Family Office Conferences by DC Finance. Ma is a former APEC CEO Summit delegate, Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and has been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for eight 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 Gen Z and Millennial leaders and contributors, has inspired many from teenagers to parents to billionaires and adults of all ages. 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.

Ma was Forbes contributor on leadership, entrepreneurship, education, and elite university admissions during 2011-6 with over 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 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. He is 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.


As a sought-after orator, Jason Ma has consistently inspired and enlightened audiences at the World Chinese Economic Summit; Global China and India Business Meetings; Multinational Corporations; Family Office conferences in the US and Asia; High Net Worth private family groups; Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and INSEAD; Los Angeles Unified School District and other K-12 school districts; and other summits around the world. Ma is honored to share the stage at times with former and current world leaders, billionaires/tycoons, and global 1000 CEOs.

Recently, Ma captivated and enlightened a packed audience of high-achieving parents and C-suite/senior executives as the keynote speaker on preparing young people for success at a special event enthusiastically sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California and co-sponsored by the alumni clubs of Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton in SF/Silicon Valley.

In addition to his own speaker platform, Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus worldwide, including A-Speakers, All American Speakers Bureau, Harry Walker Agency, Keynote Speakers, and London Speaker Bureau worldwide, including Asia and Germany. (As the world’s leading speakers bureau, 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 self-financed 95% of his college costs with grants, scholarships, and paid work since age 16. Today, 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.


An American originally from Hong Kong (the “Asian NYC”), Ma grew up with blue-collar parents, from whom he learned a strong work ethic. Ma is multicultural, is fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. SF Bay Area residents, he and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving daughters. With their own dreams and aspirations, one will work as an engineer at Google upon graduation from Georgetown and the other will join the Penn/Wharton Class of 2022 this year. 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, 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.



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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