Mentoring Young Leaders


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

College Admissions, Career, Leadership, and Life Coach and Mentor | Parent Coach | Author

Global CEO Advisor and Rainmaker | Executive Coach | G20 Business & Education Influencer

Keynote Speaker and Masterclass Leader

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Jason Ma 馬良傑 is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a premier global education and business consultancy that helps select families, individuals, and enterprises achieve great outcomes with well-being in what matters to them. Based in Silicon Valley, ThreeEQ’s mission is to mentor and transform young people into impactful next-generation leaders and help shape the G20 education and business world.

For select families, ThreeEQ serves as a foremost college admissions, career, leadership, and life coach and mentor for high-achieving teens and young adults (with a near 100% success rate), while being a trusted advisor for their parents.

For select enterprises and institutions, Ma personally help them win by serving as a high-powered CEO advisor and global rainmaker, executive coach, event keynote speaker, and/or masterclass leader.

Ma is the critically acclaimed author of the book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers, and is the former Forbes contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders with over 1 million views.

Ma is a leading member of the Business 20 (B20), the business/private sector’s voice of the G20, serving on the B20 Employment and Education Task Force from 2014 to present, a speaker and a member of the Global Advisory Council at the World Chinese Economic Forum, and a speaker and a member of the Steering Committee on Family Office conferences at DC Finance. He’s been a Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years since 2005.

Ma’s perspective is enhanced with over 3 decades of seasoned experience and impact in operating and advisory roles in innovative technology, education, and expert industries—and with over 2 million miles of world travels logged to over 40 countries across Asia Pacific (Greater China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Japan, Korea, and Australasia), Europe/Israel, and the Americas.

As a tech senior executive and entrepreneur earlier in his career, Ma successfully made deals with and sold big-ticket communications and networking systems and services to major mobile/telecom operators, Internet service providers, and enterprises primarily across Asia Pacific. 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 tech/media/telecom, edtech, and private college counseling/education services companies.

These days, besides advising CEOs/C-suite executives, global rainmaking for business clients, and speaking on the world stage, Ma finds his own personal fulfillment by mentoring and guiding private family and individual clients to achieve great outcomes (college admissions, careers, and other key milestones) in their life stages (from teens to boomers) with strong and sustainable “3EQ” and happiness.

Today, with a tight-knit A-team at ThreeEQ, Jason Ma inspires and guides the high-achieving teen and adult children of select high-end families to get admitted to elite best-fit colleges and universities, to pave impactful and rewarding tech and other career paths, and/or to handle succession planning and integration as next-generation leaders. Their parents look to Ma as a trusted chief mentor and confidant in guiding their children to achieve great outcomes, while transforming upward and unleashing their full potential—so that their happiness, health, and wealth will be above the fold in our fast-changing, turbulent world.

Success stories and testimonials abound. On elite college admissions results, Ma has a distinctive track record of helping nearly 100% of his high-achieving teen students authentically get admitted to all Ivy League schools (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale), Stanford, MIT, Georgetown, UC Berkeley, Oxford, and ALL other elite institutions.

Ma also created the Parents of Driven Students Group on Facebook.

As a trusted CEO/Board advisor and high-level global rainmaker, Jason Ma leverages and applies (1) his high-powered global network of billionaires/tycoons, CEOs, and other decision makers and (2) his incisive G20 and B20 worldview, business acumen, mentorship capabilities, and high-level relationship-building and dealmaking skills.

Ma helps select growing global tech and offline companies worldwide take successes to next levels. Globally, Ma helps them win major clients and deals, position for M&A or IPO, and/or enhance profitable revenue growth. Internally, Ma helps them make sound strategic decisions, strengthen next-generation leadership and human capital, raise team productivity, and increase ROI.

In addition, as a pragmatic and compassionate executive coach, Ma privately advises and coaches select middle-aged and millennial senior executives and entrepreneurs to enhance their well-being, performance, and fulfillment at work, in community, and at home.

Ma is a leading member of The B20 with The G20, serving on the B20 Employment and Education Task Force from 2014 to present. The G20 represents 85% of the global nominal GDP of more than US$80 trillion and 66% of 7.4 billion people. As the private sector’s voice of the G20 and on behalf of the entire G20 business community, the B20 leads engagement with and recommends policies to the G20 Leaders (heads of state) and their governments. Ma has contributed through the G20/B20 presidencies of Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and Argentina. With an incisive global perspective, Ma pays particular attention to the future of work, talent, and education, the impact of AI and technologies, and digital transformation.

Furthermore, Ma is 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, and Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

As a sought-after
speaker and masterclass leader worldwide, Jason Ma inspires, motivates, and galvanizes audiences—from Gen Zers and millennials, to parents, to middle managers, to global CEOs, to family offices, and to tycoons/billionaires—enabling them to reflect and transform positively.

In addition to his own professional speaking platform, Ma is represented by top speakers bureaus:

Ma’s speaking topics are under 3 general categories:

  • Global Trends and Developments: The Future of Work and Talent / Globalization / Technology and Digital Transformation / Geopolitics / Intergenerational and Multicultural Shifts
  • How to Mentor and Transform Increasingly Multigenerational, Diverse, and Multicultural Teams
  • (Ultra) High Net Worth Family, Career, Elite University Admissions, Education, and Parenting Success

Worldwide, Ma has spoken at major enterprises, family office events, global business & edu summits, high-net-worth family groups, educational institutions [Stanford, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, Los Angeles Unified School District], & Harvard Business School (HBS) Association co-sponsored by the alumni clubs of Harvard, Stanford GSB, Wharton, & Berkeley Haas in SF/Silicon Valley.

Jason Ma
 is the acclaimed author of the book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Leaders

He is a former Forbes contributor on elite U.S. college prep and admissions, next-generation leadership, entrepreneurship, innovative higher education, and mentorship with over 1 million views.

Ma’s 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 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 clients with unique experiences with luminaries, including Snoop Dogg and Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott.

Originally from Hong Kong, Jason Ma is multicultural, fluent in Cantonese, and speaks Mandarin. He and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving Gen Z daughters (ages 21 and 18). In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, humor, and high standards on what matters.

Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley College of Engineering. He also attended the evening MBA program at Santa Clara University Leavey Graduate School of Business for a few years but dropped out because of extensive international business travels. Through the decades, Ma has also invested multi-6 figures in learning from other top experts of experts and integrated key learning into his own foremost mentoring framework and process.

Ma believes in giving. 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 some pro bono services to charity.


  • 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 passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Clients win, grow, and succeed like never before! Our highly trained and seasoned teammates in Editing, Advisory/Mentoring, Business Development, Online Solutions, Finance, and Administration share our Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor Jason Ma’s vision, values and 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.



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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
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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.



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, private sector 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).