YP Names New CEO

Los Angeles-based local search site YP said today that it has named a new CEO, Jared Rowe. Rowe was most recently at Cox Enterprises, serving as President of Cox Automotive Media Solutions Group--which runs Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, and Rowe had been at Cox since 2010. Former CEO David Krantz, who has led YP since its spinoff from AT&T in 2012, will continue as a Strategic Advisor to the company. The company said Rowe will become CEO on September 1st. YP offers up local search and directory services.