MORRISVILLE, NC — Torod Neptune is departing Verizon to become VP of global communications at Lenovo.

Neptune joins Lenovo after spending almost seven years with Verizon, where he oversaw communications for each of the company’s major business units, rising to the role of corporate VP of corporate communications. At Lenovo he succeeds Jeff Shafer, who recently moved to lead communications at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Neptune, who joins Lenovo at the end of this month, will report to CMO David Roman. "I know he will bring great leadership to our global communicators as we continue to build the Lenovo brand and business around the world," said Roman.

Before joining Verizon in 2010, Neptune was SVP and global public affairs head at WE Communications, where he oversaw the company's Washington, D.C., Seattle, Beijing, and Brussels offices.  

"The communications function is a highly-valued outcomes-driven group," said Neptune. "I’m looking forward to continuing the great work we’re doing to amplify the Lenovo brand and reputation."