Mentoring Young Leaders



Founder, CEO and Chief Mentor
ThreeEQ, Inc.

1. Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders, guiding Gen Z and Millennial achievers in selected client families for college admissions, high-end career, leadership, and life success. In addition:

  • Acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers
  • Former Forbes contributor on Elite College Admissions, Leadership, Education, and Entrepreneurship (over 1.4M views and counting)
  • Featured for “Leadership 3.0 Intelligence” and as 1 of 8 “Industry Men of 2020” in Clientele Luxury Global Magazine
  • Named “Preeminent Mentor for Next-Gen Leaders” by Black Tie International Magazine (also in Chinese )

2. Global CEO/Board Strategic Advisor and Business Rainmaker for selected (tech) companies, C-suites, and family offices (learn more in Biography below). Additionally:

  • Member, Future of Work and Education Taskforce, The B20 / G20
  • Member, C-suite Committee, Astia (Investor group led by a woman CEO)
  • Member, Steering Committee, DC Finance (Family office conferences)
  • Member, Global Executive Panel, HolonIQ (Education/edtech industry research)
  • Member, Global Advisory Council, World Chinese Economic Summit
  • Delegate, Forbes Global CEO Conference (8 years before Forbes was acquired)

3. International Speaker and Masterclass Leader represented by leading speakers bureaus worldwide. In addition:

  • Keynote speaker/masterclass leader co-sponsored by alumni clubs of Harvard Business School, Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton
  • Guest lecturer, Stanford University
  • Guest lecturer, UC Berkeley

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Jason L. Ma currently serves as Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor at ThreeEQ, a family-owned, premier education and global business consultancy. Jason is passionate about inspiring and guiding the Next Gen in selected, primarily high-net-worth families to achieve great outcomes in highly competitive college admissions, high-end career goals, leadership, and life’s challenges. He is also committed to helping selected (tech) companies, C-suites, and family offices grow strategically to next levels.

As a global business and education leader earlier in his career, Jason Ma was a delegate to the Forbes Global CEO Conference (billionaires and UHNW CEOs galore) for 8 years before Forbes Media was acquired by an Asian firm. He has 35+ years of seasoned experience in tech, education, and other industries and nearly 3 million miles of world travel across Asia Pacific, Europe/Middle East, and Americas. As a senior executive earlier in his career, he successfully co-built leading tech companies (subsequent IPO or M&A) and teams, and led international sales and marketing of mobile/wireless infrastructure and systems, IT/network security products and systems, and Internet services to major mobile operators, enterprises, government agencies, and ISPs primarily across Greater China, Southeast Asia, Australia/NZ, India/S. Asia, Japan, and S. Korea. And as an entrepreneurial CEO and strategist, he co-founded, invested in, and exited astutely from a few U.S., Chinese, and Indian tech companies in mobile payment, e-payment, new media, edtech platform/SaaS, and education services. He also advised family offices and firms in private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, wealth management, private banking, investment banking, management consulting, and real estate.

As a father and tech CEO thirteen years ago, Jason noticed that most young people—the next generation—had yet to unleash their full potential and actualize their best selves. He then decided to dedicate his second career to transforming young achievers, preparing them to gain admission to great universities, mentoring them to develop powerful mindsets and soft skills, and helping them to thrive in impactful careers. Since then, Jason and his teams have built a distinctive track record in having successfully inspired and guided 1-on-1 hundreds of driven high schoolers, college students, working adults, and even C-suite leaders (Gen Z, Millennial, and Gen X achievers) in achieving strong outcomes.

As the Chief Mentor of Next-Gen Leaders known in high-level circles today, Jason Ma and Team ThreeEQ serve as foremost college admissions, high-end career, leadership, and life success mentors to private client families. ThreeEQ is also deeply engaged in applied research. ThreeEQ masterfully inspires and guides high achievers to accomplish great results and also hone pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (“3EQ”) for a higher, more competitive and impactful, long-term success trajectory. Over the past 13 years, Jason’s powerful, unique, 1-on-1 success mentoring method has transformed hundreds of driven high school and college students, working young adults, and even C-suite leaders, and has helped them achieve strong outcomes. On college admissions, many of the students were accepted into the eight Ivy League universities and other top private and public schools, and over 100 admitted to UC Berkeley and UCLA. Given ThreeEQ’s guidance, families also gain peace of mind, enrich relationships, and mitigate risk of opportunity loss—all with sound family values.

A wealth of factors make ThreeEQ different, including a 100% success rate (defined by outcomes that clients are happy about) with coachable, committed, high-achieving students in selected HNW client families. ThreeEQ fully understands EXACTLY how Ivy League and highly competitive college admissions decisions are made. But ThreeEQ’s work is MORE PROFOUND than just helping kids get into college because college ISN’T their destination but is PART of their JOURNEY! (Jason was also a Thiel Fellowship mentor and a Kairos Society mentor.)

As a global CEO/board strategic advisor, business rainmaker, and C-suite coach today, ThreeEQ CEO Jason Ma helps selected (tech) companies, C-suites, and family offices worldwide grow strategically to next levels, addressing global/U.S./Asia/China business and geopolitics, private equity, M&A, venture and strategic investment, HR/capital, succession planning, and/or intergenerational leadership 3.0. Additionally, Jason privately coaches select C-suite leaders in taking their own business and personal/family successes to the next level. Jason brings to his business clients not only a powerful global network of high-level decision makers but also over 35+ years of CEO/senior executive, founder, mentoring, M&A, corporate development, sales and marketing, and engineering experience in technology, education, and other industries, as well as perspectives from nearly 3 million miles of world travel. Currently, Jason serves as

  • CEO Advisor, TraDove (B2B blockchain tech solution and B2B social network)
  • CEO Advisor, DeepBench (B2B SaaS platform and expert network services)
  • CEO Advisor, CodeRev Kids (K-12 STEM/CS education tech and services)
  • Advisor, Skyworks Global [Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft/aviation]
  • Advisor, Heather James Fine Art (Artworks of 6- to 8-figure USDs apiece)
  • Investor and one of the world’s top experts, Audvisor (Mobile learning platform and app)*
  • Member, Future of Work and Education Taskforce, The B20 in The G20
  • Member, C-suite Committee, Astia (Investor group led by a woman CEO)
  • Member, Steering Committee, DC Finance (Family office conferences)
  • Member, GLG Council (Education/edtech, tech, Asia/China, G20 economies)
  • Member, DeepBench Expert Network (Education/edtech, tech, Asia/China, etc.)
  • Member, Global Executive Panel, HolonIQ (Education/edtech industry research)
  • Member, Global Advisory Council, World Chinese Economic Summit

* Audvisor fellow top experts include Tom Peters, Mark Thompson, Seth Godin, Heidi Roizen, Vinod Khosla, Guy Kawasaki, and about 100 others.

As an appointed, leading member of the B20 in the G20, Jason Ma serves on the Future of Work and Education Taskforce, while observing Digital Transformation and Trade & Investment. The B20 is the official voice of the private sector to the G20 heads of state and governments, representing the global business community across all G20 member states and all economic sectors. The B20 develops policy recommendations for and leads engagement with the G20, which represents over 80% of the global nominal GDP of nearly US$90 trillion and 2/3 of the worldwide population of 7.8 billion people. The G20 consists of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. Since 2014, through the G20 and B20 presidencies in Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia in 2020, Jason is one of only a few hundred business leaders worldwide handpicked to be B20 members.

As an international speaker and masterclass leaderJason Ma inspires and enlightens audiences worldwide, including billionaires; CEOs and executives; family offices; parents; Millennials; and Gen Zers. Jason’s speaking topics include leadership 3.0, global and Asia business and geopolitical roadmaps, Silicon Valley tech and innovation, the future of work and education, intergenerational family happiness strategies, and Ivy League/elite college admissions. Jason has spoken at global CEO/business conferences, Global China and India Business Meetings, tech industry events, B20 forums for the G20, enterprises, family office conferences, high-net-worth parent private events, education summits, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, Los Angeles Unified School District, and special events co-sponsored by alumni clubs from Harvard Business School, Harvard, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas, and Wharton. Jason is represented by speakers bureaus worldwide, including All American Entertainment, A-Speakers, Champions Speakers, Executive Speakers Bureau, Harry Walker Agency, London Speaker Bureau, and MFL Global.

As an influential author and media contributor, Jason is the author of the critically acclaimed book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. He is the former Forbes contributor on “Mentoring Young Leaders” for elite college prep and admissions, higher education, next-generation leadership, and entrepreneurship success—with over 1.4 million views and counting. He also authored Gen Z: Understanding Tomorrow’s Digital Workers in an eBook. In his career, Jason was featured in CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Nikkei, Channel NewsAsia, WealthBriefingAsia, JustLuxe, India West, Teen Kids News, various radio shows, and other media. Jason was featured as one of eight “Industry Men of 2020” for his “Leadership 3.0 Intelligence” in Clientele Luxury Global Magazine and was named “Preeminent Mentor for Next-Gen Leaders” by Black Tie International Magazine.

As a philanthropist and B20 member, Jason believes in giving and is devoted to helping the masses of people and businesses in the G20 economies and beyond. ThreeEQ works with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to give to causes that assist the disadvantaged, and donates pro bono services to select charities.

As a father today, Jason values unconditional love, humor, and high standards on what matters. In his own family (playfully called the “MAfia”), he and his wife are blessed with two happy, compassionate Gen Z daughters—a Google software engineer and emerging leader, and a Wharton rising junior—both with tech industry leadership aspirations.




  • Strategic Advisor, Bright Scholar Education Group 博实乐教育集团
  • Senior Advisor to the Owners, Crystal Springs Resort
  • Co-Founder, Interim CEO and Sr. College Counselor, IvyMax Inc. 飛達學院 (2007-2011)
  • Co-Founder and CEO of an Education tech and SaaS startup (2006-2007; successfully executed an international merger)
  • Co-Founder, Interim EVP 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 (Top 5%), Education/edtech and tech/media/telecom (TMT) sectors in the U.S. and Asia/China, 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)




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The compassionate Team ThreeEQ rejoices when our clients win, grow, and succeed. Our seasoned team, which includes editors and strategic advisors, shares our founder Jason Ma’s vision and values, which include high standards on what matters. We are blessed with best-in-class, proprietary methodologies and know-how, as well as high-powered global connections. 



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We are grateful for the fine work by our team of 30 people, including twenty-three exemplary 17-to-24-year-old chapter contributors and support cast, in the creation and production of Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. This is a critically acclaimed and groundbreaking book published in December 2014.




Alfred Chuang
Founder & Former 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
CEO, Caprica International
Asian Advisory Board Member, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
Advisory Board Member, S.P. Jain School of Global Management
Recognized Global Thought Leader in Supply Chain Management
Selected as One of the 40 New Asian Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2004.



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