Mentoring Young Leaders


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


Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders at Select Families — College Admissions, Leadership, Career, and Life Success

Board/CEO Advisor, Global Rainmaker, and/or Executive Coach at Select Tech Companies and Family Offices & Enterprises

Speaker & Masterclass Leader at Corporates, Universities, Associations, & Summits

  • Speaker, All American Entertainment
  • Speaker, A-Speakers International
  • Speaker, Champions After Dinner Speakers
  • Speaker, Executive Speakers Bureau
  • Speaker, Harry Walker Agency
  • Speaker, London Speaker Bureau
  • Speaker, MFL Global
  • Guest Speaker, Harvard Business School Association of Northern California
  • Guest Speaker, Stanford University
  • Guest Lecturer, UC Berkeley

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Jason Ma's Biography

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

As a leading mentor, rainmaker, and speaker, Jason Ma helps shape both next-generation leaders and the G20 business and education world. Based in global Silicon Valley, Ma is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, a premier global business, leadership, career, education, and personal success advisory firm to select high net worth families, family offices and enterprises, tech companies, and event planners worldwide. ThreeEQ helps clients achieve great outcomes in what are important to them—with pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ). Ma is also a leading member of the B20, the private sector’s voice in the G20 community, serving on the Future of Work and Education Taskforce.

1. SELECT HIGH NET WORTH FAMILIES secure and add to their next generation’s bright future with ThreeEQ and Jason Ma’s personalized guidance as their trusted Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders. As a father and tech CEO twelve years ago, Ma had started noticing that most young people had yet to unleash their full potential. He decided to dedicate his second career to transforming young achievers and preparing them to gain admission to great universities, thrive in impactful careers, and cultivate powerful mindsets and soft skills. Since then, he has privately guided 1-on-1 hundreds of Gen Zers and Millennials to successfully achieve great outcomes in elite/Ivy League college admissions, leadership, career, and life success, while being a trusted Confidant to Parents. He maintains a 100% success rate with coachable, committed high achievers.

Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. Ma is the former Forbes contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders for elite college admissions, unconventional higher education, next-gen leadership, and entrepreneurship success with over 1 million views. He also authored Gen Z: Understanding Tomorrow’s Digital Workers in an eBook.

Black Tie International Magazine has named Jason Ma Preeminent Mentor For Next-Gen Leaders. Clientele Luxury Global Magazine has featured him for “Leadership 3.0 Intelligence: Transforming Next-Gen Leaders” and as one of eight Industry Men of 2020. In addition, Ma’s been featured in Business Rockstars, Fast Company, JustLuxe, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Channel NewsAsia, WealthBriefingAsia, iHeartRadio, IndiaWest, Teen Kids News, and other media.

In his own family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, humor, and high standards on what matters. He and his wife are blessed with two happy, compassionate Gen Z daughters—a Google software engineer and a Wharton sophomore—both with tech industry leadership aspirations. Socially, Ma enjoys genuine people, deep conversations, culinary delights, and fine wine, while staying fit and healthy.

2. SELECT TECH COMPANIES and FAMILY OFFICES & ENTERPRISES work with Jason Ma as a well-connected, incisive Board/CEO Advisor and Global Rainmaker. They find Ma’s strategic and pragmatic advice and connections for global business and private equity dealmaking valuable in adding to their ROI, revenue, profit, and portfolio value growth, and rewarding exits.

Additionally, as a pragmatic Executive Coach, Ma privately advises chosen C-suite/senior executives in taking their own business and personal successes and fulfillment to next levels. Ma also inspires and enlightens audiences as a distinguished Speaker and Masterclass Leader in events.

Ma is a member of the Global Advisory Council at the World Chinese Economic Summit, member of the Steering Committee for family office events by DC Finance, and charter member of the Family Office Club. For eight years, Ma was a delegate to the Forbes Global CEO Conference.

Jason Ma is a leading member of the B20 at the G20, serving on the Future of Work and Education Taskforce, while observing Digital Transformation and Trade & Investment. As the private sector’s voice of the G20 community, the B20 recommends policies to the G20 Leaders and governments and fosters dialogue between the public and private sectors, representing the global business community across all G20 member states and all economic sectors. Through the G20 and B20 presided by Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia in 2020, Ma is one of only a few hundred business and education leaders worldwide perennially handpicked to engage and contribute as B20 members.

Ma’s perspective is enhanced by 35 years of seasoned industry operating experience in innovative technology, education, and other industries, and over 2 million miles of world travel across Asia Pacific/China, Americas, Europe, and Middle East ever since he earned his UC Berkeley engineering degree. As a senior tech business executive earlier in his career, Ma successfully sold big-ticket systems and services internationally to various major mobile operators, Internet service providers, and enterprises. He co-built leading tech companies and teams (subsequent IPO or M&A), and co-founded, invested in, and exited astutely from a few U.S. and Asian TMT, edtech, and education services companies. Along the way, he has amassed a high-level global network.

3. EVENT and MEETING PLANNERS invite sought-after Keynote Speaker & Masterclass Leader Jason Ma to inspire and enlighten their audiences, ranging from Gen Zers to Millennials to parents to (Gen X and Boomer) CEOs and executives to family offices to government leaders and to billionaires. Ma’s speaking topics include the future of work and education, intergenerational team leadership 3.0, G20/U.S./Asia/China business growth strategies and geopolitics in turbulent times, digital transformation, impact investing, high-net-worth family success, U.S. elite college admissions, and Generation Z. Ma is represented by various leading speakers bureaus worldwide.

Additional Info


  • 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)


The ThreeEQ Foundation, a small donor-advised fund, works with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) to give to causes that assist the disadvantaged. Jason Ma also informally advises the SVCF on Gen Z initiatives and family philanthropy. ThreeEQ donates pro bono services to select non-profit and charity causes as well.


Ma is a member of HolonIQ’s Global Executive Panel. He was also a privately invited Pacific Basin Economic Council member, Kairos Society mentor, and Thiel Fellowship mentor.

Ma 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 at Audvisor, a leading corporate communication and learning app. Ma is also a luminary-expert for IfOnly, which provides clients with unique experiences with luminaries. 


Jason Ma is a Golden Bears Life Member at his alma mater UC Berkeley. He also attended the evening MBA program at Santa Clara University Leavey Graduate School of Business for a few years but ultimately chose real international business over graduate school. Through the decades, Ma has also invested 6-figure USDs in learning from various high-quality programs and people, and has integrated key learning into his own foremost success coaching, mentoring, and rainmaking framework and processes.



The compassionate and pragmatic ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Clients win, grow, and succeed, especially at next levels. Our highly trained and seasoned teammates in Success Coaching and Mentoring, Rainmaking, Speaking, Editing, Enrollment, Online Solutions, Business Development, and Finance/Administration share our founder Jason Ma’s vision, values, and principles, which include high standards on what matters. We are blessed with best-in-class, proprietary methods and processes, as well as global connections. We are focused and passionate in helping our Clients achieve great outcomes with purpose and well-being.



Please view some of our Testimonials and Success Stories.



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



Another of Jason 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.



Please find our Forbes columns/articles, events and news, videos, and photos on the Media page.



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 G20 world leaders, billionaires/tycoons, global 1000 CEOs, and fellow business and education influencers. As mementos of these great meetings, Ma has garnered many photos with these renowned achievers.





ThreeEQ is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). ThreeEQ CEO and Chief Mentor Jason Ma also contributes as a sustaining member for the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).