The Dynamics ISV with John Gravely

The Dynamics ISV with John Gravely

John Gravely


  • Johns Dynamics career
  • Life post the sale of ClickDimensions
  • Why he focused on Marketing with ClickDimensions
  • Role of the ISV in Dynamics ecosystem
  • Opportunities for ISV's with Dynamics
  • Building blocks to becoming a successful ISV
  • How to market an ISV
  • Dynamics partners and the ISV
  • Microsoft and the ISV
  • Events and the ISV
  • ISV competition from other companies
  • The working relationship between an ISV and Microsoft
  • Tipping point with ClickDimensions
  • The ClickDimensions Team and the role they place in ClickDimensions success
  • Team culture
  • Advice for people considering becoming an ISV in the Dynamics ecosystem?

Books Mentioned

  • The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers – David Meerman Scott
  • Sailing Alone Around the World – Joshua Slocum



Music Credits
I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: J Lang, Morusque

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John Gravely

John Gravely is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SalesSpark with overall responsibility for sales, marketing, and product management. SalesSpark is John’s 3rd startup in the Dynamics CRM/365 space.

John was previously the founder and CEO of ClickDimensions, a provider of marketing automation solutions for Dynamics 365. John founded ClickDimensions in 2010 and lead the company through three years on the INC 500 (2015 – 2017) before selling to private equity firm Accel KKR. Prior to ClickDimensions, John founded and lead c360 Solutions, a provider of add-on solutions in the early days of Dynamics CRM. John sold C360 to a public company (China Dot Com) in 2006.

John attended the Woodberry Forest School, holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Clemson University and earned a master’s degree in International Business (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina.