Mentoring Young Leaders


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

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

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

Sought-After Keynote Speaker & 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 high-end families and enterprises worldwide achieve great outcomes. Based in innovative Silicon Valley, ThreeEQ’s mission is to transform chosen young people into impactful, next-generation leaders and help shape the G20 business and education world.

For select families, ThreeEQ serves as a foremost college admissions, career, leadership, and life coach and mentor for driven teens and young adults (Gen Z’ers), as well as a trusted parent coach. ThreeEQ maintains a 100% success rate with coachable and committed high achievers.

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. In addition to serving often as the chief mentor for client families, Ma is a sought-after speaker to Family Office events, (U)HNW private groups, elite universities and their alumni associations (Harvard Business School, Stanford, Penn/Wharton, UC Berkeley/Haas), and other summits. Ma was a Thiel Fellowship mentor and Kairos Society mentor. Ma’s work has been featured in various media, including CNBC Asia (Managing Asia and Squawk Box), Business Rockstars, Fast Company, Channel NewsAsia, and others. ThreeEQ is featured as the preeminent Gen Z success mentor in Black Tie Magazine, which also published this detailed article in Chinese 中文.

In the business world, Ma personally helps select enterprises (Skyworks Global, Bright Scholar, DeepBench, CodeREV Kids, and others) and institutions win and grow profitably by serving as a globally connected, high-powered (tech) CEO/Board advisor and global rainmaker, executive coach, and/or keynote speaker/masterclass leader (represented by top speakers bureaus). 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 at the Family Office Club. Ma was a privately invited APEC CEO Summit delegate, Pacific Basin Economic Council member, and Forbes Global CEO Conference delegate for 8 years.

Ma is a leading member of the 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. The Business 20 (B20) is the business/private sector’s voice of the G20. 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.

Ma’s perspective is enhanced by 35 years of seasoned industry operating experience and global connections in innovative technology, education, and other industries, and with over 2 million miles of world travels 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 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 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 amassed a high-powered, high-level global network.

Ma earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley College of Engineering in 1984. 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.

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 (ages 22 and 19). 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).



On elite college admissions results, Ma has a distinctive track record of having successfully guided 1-on-1 hundreds of teens to get admitted 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, WashU, 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).

Under Ma’s leadership, ThreeEQ maintains a 100% success rate with coachable and committed high achievers. Ma also created the Parents of Driven Students Group on Facebook.

As a trusted CEO/Board advisor and high-level global business 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 sales, relationship building, and dealmaking skills.

Ma personally helps select global tech and offline Enterprise Clients optimize decision-making in some key areas, win large customers and distribution channels, make other strategic deals, and/or enhance organizational culture and next-generation leadership quality. With Ma’s help, our corporate clients add to their ROI, bolster growth in revenue, profitability, and market capitalization (depending on market conditions), enhance happiness and productivity, and even find a very rewarding exit.

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

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, Talent, and Education / 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 / Family Office, 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.

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.

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

Through the decades, Ma has also invested multi-6 figure USDs in learning from various high-quality programs and people, and has integrated key learning into his own foremost mentoring and rainmaking framework and process.


  • 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 Mentoring, Rainmaking, Speaking, Editing, Enrollment, Online Solutions, Business Development, and Finance/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.



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.



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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).