Mentoring Young Leaders


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


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

2. CEO/Board Advisor & Rainmaker for Global Business Growth & PE Dealmaking Success | Executive Coach | G20 Private Sector Influencer

3. Sought-After Keynote Speaker & Masterclass Leader

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As a leading mentor, rainmaker, and speaker, Jason Ma helps shape both next-generation leaders and the G20 private sector. Based in innovative Silicon Valley, Ma is Founder, CEO, and Chief Mentor of ThreeEQ, a premier global business, career, education, and personal success advisory firm. ThreeEQ helps client companies, institutions, and families succeed at next levels with pragmatic emotional, social, and leadership intelligence (3EQ).

Ma is a sought-after speaker and masterclass leader. His speaking topics include the future of work and education, leadership 3.0, G20/U.S./Asia/China business growth strategies and geopolitics in turbulent times, digital transformation, impact investing, high-net-worth family/parenting success, U.S. elite college admissions, and Generation Z. His audiences range from Gen Zers to Millennials to parents to CEOs/executives to family offices to government leaders and to billionaires.

In the business world, Ma is a well-connected CEO/board advisor and rainmaker. Tech companies and family enterprises find Ma’s strategic advice and pragmatism in global business and private equity dealmaking valuable in adding to their ROI, revenue and profit growth, and rewarding exits. Additionally, as a pragmatic executive coach, Ma privately coaches C-suite/senior executives in taking their own successes and fulfillment to next levels.

Ma is a leading member of the B20, the voice of the private sector and an official, integral part of the G20 process. The B20 recommends policies to the G20 Leaders and governments, representing the global business community across all G20 member states and all economic sectors. Ma is also a Global Advisory Council member for the World Chinese Economic Summit, Steering Committee member at DC Finance, and charter member of the Family Office Club. For eight years, Ma was a delegate to the Forbes Global CEO Conference.

Ma’s perspective is enhanced by 35 years of seasoned, global experience in technology, education, and other industries, and over 2 million miles of world travel through the Americas, Asia Pacific/China, Europe, and Middle East ever since he earned his UC Berkeley engineering degree.

As a father and former tech business executive, Ma had noticed that most young people had yet to unleash their best self and full potential. He decided to dedicate his second career to transforming select young achievers and preparing them to gain admission to great universities, thrive in impactful careers, and cultivate powerful mindsets and soft skills. As a loving college, career, leadership, and life success coach, Ma has privately guided 1-on-1 hundreds of Gen Zers and Millennials to achieve great outcomes with well-being, while being a trusted confidant for parents.

Ma is recently named Preeminent Success Mentor and Rainmaker by Black Tie Magazine. Ma is acclaimed author of the book Young Leaders 3.0: Stories, Insights, and Tips for Next-Generation Achievers. He authored Gen Z: Understanding Tomorrow’s Digital Workers in an eBook. Ma is former Forbes contributor on elite college admissions, leadership, and entrepreneurship success with over 1 million views. Ma has been featured in or contributed to Forbes, Business Rockstars, Fast Company, CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Channel NewsAsia, WealthBriefingAsia, Clientele Luxury, JustLuxe, Black Tie Magazine, and other media.

In the Ma 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 around the world, Ma enjoys genuine people, deep conversations, culinary delights, and fine wine.

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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, realize 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, communications, and social/people skills, and
  • Deeper relationship with and appreciation for parents and family


As a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist, moderator, MC, and masterclass leader worldwide, Jason Ma has spoken at numerous enterprises, family office and high-net-worth parent events, global business conferences, B20 forums for the G20, tech industry events, education summits, Stanford, UC Berkeley, INSEAD, LAUSD, and Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of Northern California co-sponsored with regional alumni clubs from Stanford GSB, Harvard, Wharton, and Berkeley Haas. In addition to his own professional speaking platform, Ma is represented by leading speakers bureaus worldwide:


As a tech business senior executive and entrepreneur earlier in his career, Jason 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.


Featuring Jason Ma as the Preeminent Gen Z Success MentorBlack Tie Magazine has also published this article in Chinese .

In addition, 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 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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Founder and CEO, Magnet Systems, Inc.
Former Founder, Chairman & CEO, BEA Systems (Acquired by Oracle for $8.5 billion in 2008)
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Don Levy
President and Cultivator, Smith Brook Farm
Visiting Scholar & Consultant, USC, and Faculty, Boston University
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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.



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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).