Jean Sokol Named Vice President of Business Development

6/26/2023 8:00 PM

LENEXA, Kan. – TouchNet, a Global Payments company, is proud to announce Jean Sokol as its new vice president of business development and member of its leadership team. Sokol brings more than 25 years of experience in higher education technology.

In this role, Sokol is responsible for leading TouchNet’s approach to strategic partnerships that enhance how the company delivers a premium client experience. The business development team explores ways to augment product features through integrated solutions with best-in-class technology companies and evaluate potential acquisition opportunities. Additionally, they support the TouchNet Partner Network, which allows higher education institutions to unify campus services through TouchNet’s payments and ID management solutions.

“The role of vice president of business development is vital to the success of TouchNet,” said Adam McDonald, president of TouchNet. “The future of higher ed tech requires us to find innovative ways to collaborate with like-minded companies to deliver our promise of simplifying the business of higher education. I can’t think of anyone better suited to fill this position than Jean Sokol.”

Sokol has served in a variety of roles at TouchNet during her tenure at the company, and has worked across vendors and clients to build relationships that deliver modern solutions. Most recently, she focused on new business for the northeast region of the United States, in which she consulted with hundreds of TouchNet clients.

“As technology continues to advance, the need for specialized software solutions that can integrate with each other increases,” said Sokol. “I’m looking forward to working with our talented team to strengthen and enhance our existing strategic partnerships and explore new opportunities to further the business of higher education.”

To learn more about TouchNet’s leadership team, visit

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About TouchNet 
TouchNet unifies campuswide payments and ID management software solutions for institutions of higher education around the world. Colleges and universities rely on TouchNet to integrate and secure payments, permissions, and other related business transactions for a comprehensive, actionable view campuswide. TouchNet’s unmatched integration, transparency, and security gives institutions greater control over transactions, costs, and compliance. As the market leader in higher education commerce technology, our platform-driven approach enables greater operational efficiencies and self-service access to real-time information for students and staff. TouchNet is a Global Payments company (NYSE: GPN).

About Global Payments 
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading payments technology company delivering innovative software and services to our customers globally. Our technologies, services and team member expertise allow us to provide a broad range of solutions that enable our customers to operate their businesses more efficiently across a variety of channels around the world.

Headquartered in Georgia with approximately 27,000 team members worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 500® company and a member of the S&P 500 with worldwide reach spanning over 170 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information, visit and follow Global Payments on Twitter (@globalpayinc), LinkedIn and Facebook.