New investment enables Sparkrock to
accelerate time-to-value for its customers and drive innovation
across the Sparkrock 365 platform.
TORONTO and CHICAGO and AUSTIN, June 23,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparkrock, a leader in ERP
solutions for K-12, non-profit, and human service organizations,
announced today that it has been acquired by Ionic Partners,
Ionic's acquisition of Sparkrock will accelerate the company's
mission to deliver a best-in-class ERP platform for schools,
non-profits, and other mission-driven organizations. With Ionic,
Sparkrock will be particularly focused on amplifying the company's
customer success strategy to accelerate customers' time-to-value
and energize the company's product vision for the future.
Andy Tryba, co-founder and CEO of
Ionic Partners, joins Sparkrock as Chief Executive Officer,
succeeding Colin Dickinson as CEO.
Colin, along with Sparkrock's co-founders James Faw and Nicola
Dickinson, have joined Sparkrock's advisory board.
"We are thrilled to partner with Ionic at this stage of our
company's evolution," said Colin
Dickinson. "From our first conversations, it was clear that
Sparkrock and Ionic share a customer-first vision for the company's
next level of success. Ionic's tremendous operating expertise and
unique approach to growth and product development will strengthen
Sparkrock's focus on our customers across Canada and the
United States, taking our products and company to the next
level. And Ionic shares our drive to help purpose-driven people and
organizations deliver results for their communities."
"The team at Sparkrock has built an exceptional foundation for
future growth," said Andy Tryba,
co-founder of Ionic Partners. "Sparkrock has built a reputation for
excellent technology and delivering real, tangible results for
customers. We can't wait to build on that foundation by investing
in innovation, accelerating time-to-value for our customers, and
most importantly, delivering world-class service and outcomes to
our customers. This will start by deepening our partnership with
Microsoft, which features the incredible security and stability of
Dynamics 365. We believe Sparkrock is the perfect example of a
company that does well by doing good, and we're excited to
accelerate this important work."
Sparkrock 365 is a cloud-based solution that is purpose-built to
support the needs of school districts, non-profits, and
publicly-funded social impact organizations with a robust,
highly-secure, all-in-one back-end infrastructure. Built on
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Sparkrock empowers tens of
thousands of end users to deliver positive outcomes to
mission-driven organizations every day.
With Ionic, Sparkrock will continue to provide its customers
with best-in-class software solutions and customer service while
expanding its product portfolio, its customer base, and its
"We are looking forward to growing Sparkrock organically and
through acquisitions," said Donald
Park, co-founder & President of Ionic Partners. "By
investing in this growth, we aim to build an enduring platform
which provides our customers with the industry's best and most
reliable features, functionality, and teams."
Sparkrock is a leading tech company and creator of the Sparkrock
365 application – an all-in-one enterprise resource planning (ERP)
software platform that includes finance, workforce management,
payroll and employee scheduling built for Nonprofit & Human
Services Organizations and K-12 & Educational Institutions.
Our enterprise resource planning (ERP) software will help you
create meaningful and impactful operations so managers and
frontline workers can make the decisions they need, quickly and
Sparkrock 365 is built on Microsoft Business Central and has
been dedicated to serving mission-driven organizations in
Canada and the US since 2003. We
enable our clients to have predictive control of their oversight,
funding, and operations.
For more information, please visit www.sparkrock.com or
follow @Sparkrockinc on Twitter
About Ionic Partners:
Led by a team of seasoned software operators, Ionic Partners is
a global enterprise software platform focused on 2nd Chasm
businesses with strong core products and recurring revenue. Ionic
creates extraordinary value through a product-led thesis,
leveraging a cloud-first global workforce, building elastic
infrastructure, and infusing world-class operating best practices
into the daily workflow of their companies.
For more information, please visit www.ionicpartners.com or
follow @IonicPartners on Twitter
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