Mentoring Young Leaders


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

1. Foremost College Admissions, Career, Leadership, & Life Success Coach & Mentor / Parent Advisor / Acclaimed Author

2. CEO/Board Advisor & Global Business Rainmaker / Executive Coach / G20 Business, Human Capital, & Education Influencer

3. Sought-After Keynote Speaker & Masterclass Leader

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Jason L. Ma 馬良傑 is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ Inc., a premier global education and business advisory firm that helps select families, enterprises, and institutions worldwide achieve great outcomes in what matters to them. ThreeEQ is forged and based in Silicon Valley. Passionate about mentoring, rainmaking, and speaking, Ma leads ThreeEQ to transform chosen young people into impactful, next-generation leaders and to help shape the G20 education and business world.

Through the years, foremost college admissions, career, leadership, and life coach and mentor Jason Ma has successfully guided 1-on-1 hundreds of select, driven teens and young adults (Gen Zers and Millennials) while being their parents’ trusted advisor. Ma’s students include his own two happy, high-achieving Gen Z daughters—a Google software engineer and a Wharton sophomore. One of ThreeEQ founder Ma’s distinctions is his 100% success rate with coachable and committed high-achievers.

ThreeEQ Private Client families find Ma’s unique success coaching and mentoring process to be exceptionally effective, inspiring, holistic, data-driven, and personalized at a quality level unmatched at even top private schools. In sum, ThreeEQ client students not only achieve great results with authenticity and integrity, but also transform upward, become the best version of themselves, and unleash their full potential as next-generation leaders:

  • Admission to their share of the Ivy League universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn/Wharton, Princeton, and Yale) and ALL other elite research universities and liberal arts colleges (e.g. over 50 students admitted to Ivy League schools, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UChicago, Duke, Georgetown, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Wash U, Rice, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mellon, and USC; over 100 students admitted to UC Berkeley and UCLA; and some admitted to Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial in the UK)
  • Impactful, rewarding internships, great jobs and careers at notable companies, tech and non-tech, big and small
  • Happier lives and relationships in high school, in college/university, and as working adults—UNLIKE so many stressed-out or overanxious students at competitive high schools and elite colleges/universities
  • More powerful mindsets, direction, connectivity, and soft skills, including compassionate leadership, time management, critical thinking, creativity, decision-making, (internal and external) communications, and social/people skills, and
  • Deeper relationship with and appreciation for parents and family

Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of Young Leaders 3.0 and former Forbes Contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders (for college admissions, next-generation leadership, and entrepreneurship success) with over 1 million views. Today, ThreeEQ is featured as the preeminent Gen Z success mentor in Black Tie Magazine, which also published this article in Chinese . 

In addition, as a pragmatic, compassionate executive coach, Ma privately coaches select, mature C-suite/senior executives and entrepreneurs to enhance their well-being, performance, and fulfillment at work, in their community, and at home.

In the business world, ThreeEQ Enterprise Clients (selected, tech startup to unicorn companies) find Jason Ma’s strategic and pragmatic help for them to be invaluable in adding to their ROI, bolstering their growth in revenue, profitability, and market capitalization (depending on market conditions), enhancing happiness and productivity, and even positioning for a very rewarding exit. As a globally connected, high-powered CEO/Board advisor and global rainmaker, Mr. Ma leverages and applies not only his worldwide network of billionaires/tycoons, government leaders, CEOs, and other decision makers but also his incisive G20 and B20 worldview, business acumen, executive coaching skills, and high-level sales, relationship building, and dealmaking skills.

Ma is a speaker and Global Advisory Council member at the World Chinese Economic Summit, speaker and Steering Committee member for DC Finance’s Family Office conferences, member of HolonIQ’s Global Executive Panel, and charter member of the Family Office Club. Ma was a privately invited APEC CEO Summit delegate, Pacific Basin Economic Council member, Kairos Society mentor, Thiel Fellowship mentor, and Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

Ma is also a leading member of the Business 20 (B20) with the G20 through the G20 and B20 Presidences of Australia, Turkey, China, Germany, and Argentina. The G20 represents 85% of the global nominal GDP of close to US$90 trillion and 66% of 7.6 billion people. As the private sector’s voice of the G20, the B20 leads engagement with and recommends policies to the G20 on behalf of the entire international business community. Serving on the B20 Employment and Education Task Force, while observing the Digital Economy and other task forces, Ma has helped shape the private sector’s employment/human capital and education policy recommendations for the G20 Leaders and governments. Ma pays particular attention to the future of work/talent/education, impact of AI/ML, and digital economy/transformation.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, MC, and masterclass leader worldwide on topics ranging from family and education to leadership 3.0 to digital transformation to global business and geopolitics, Jason Ma inspires and galvanizes event audiences worldwide—ranging from students, to parents and educators, to corporate staff and managers, to CEOs/C-suite executives, to successful entrepreneurs, to government leaders, to family offices, and to billionaires—enabling them to reflect and transform positively.

Ma has spoken at numerous enterprises, family office and HNW parent events, global business conferences, B20 forums for the G20, education summits, Stanford, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, LAUSD, and Harvard Business School (HBS) Association co-sponsored with alumni clubs from Stanford GSB, Harvard, Wharton, and Berkeley Haas. The Penn Club of SF is excited to co-sponsor with alumni clubs from all Ivy League universities—Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale—and Stanford, a special event for parents in Silicon Valley with Ma as the featured speaker on 24 October 2019.

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

Jason Ma is the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. He is also the former Forbes contributor on Mentoring Young Leaders (for elite college admissions, next-gen leadership, and entrepreneurship success) with over 1 million views. Ma’s work has been featured in various media, including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Channel NewsAsia, Black Tie Magazine, and others. Ma is featured as the preeminent Gen Z success mentor in Black Tie Magazine, which also published this article in Chinese .

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 for IfOnly, which provides clients with unique experiences with luminaries, including Snoop Dogg and Hall of Fame 49er Ronnie Lott.

Jason Ma’s perspective is enhanced by 35 years of seasoned industry operating and advisory experience and global connections in innovative technology, education, and other industries, and with over 2 million miles of world travel across Asia Pacific (Greater China, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Japan, Korea, and Australasia), Europe and Israel, and the Americas. As a tech business senior executive and entrepreneur earlier in his career, Ma successfully made deals with and sold big-ticket mobile and wireline communications and networking systems, information security products/systems, and Internet services internationally to major mobile/telecom operators, Internet service providers, and various enterprises. He co-built leading tech companies and teams (subsequent IPO or M&A), and also 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. Along the way, he has continued amassing a high-powered, high-level global network.


  • 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.

Jason Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley College of Engineering in 1984. He is a Golden Bears Life Member. 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.

Originally from Hong Kong, Ma is multicultural, fluent in Cantonese, and proficient in Mandarin. Proud Americans, he and his wife are joyful parents of two happy, high-achieving Gen Z daughters—a Google software engineer and a Wharton sophomore—both with longer-term, tech C-suite aspirations. In the Ma family (playfully, the “MAfia”), Ma values unconditional love, humor, and high standards on what matters.

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 inspiring and guiding private family and individual clients to achieve great outcomes (college admissions, careers, and other key milestones) in their life stages (from driven teens to multimillionaire boomers) with joy and well-being, including pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ).



The passionate ThreeEQ Team rejoices when our Clients win, grow, and succeed like never before! Our highly trained and seasoned teammates in Mentoring, Rainmaking, Speaking, Editing, Enrollment, Online Solutions, Business Development, and Finance/Administration share our 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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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.



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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).