Charles Stubbs Moves from YP to Classifieds

Charles Stubbs left to become CEO of Primedia, which publishes various online and print classified guides. David Krantz succeeds Stubbs as president of

Here’s how Primedia now describes itself:

PRIMEDIA Inc., through its Consumer Source Inc operation is an integrated media business that provides free print and online consumer guides for the apartment and new home industries. Consumer Source publishes and distributes more than 38 million guides and magazines – such as Apartment Guide and New Home Guide – to approximately 60,000 U.S. locations each year through its proprietary distribution network, DistribuTech. The Company also distributes category-specific content on its leading websites, including, and, a comprehensive single unit real estate rental site

I don’t have any insight into why Stubbs left other than the conventional reasons. But he now moves from the yellow pages industry into another local segment: classifieds.


13 Responses to “Charles Stubbs Moves from YP to Classifieds”

  1. troy Says:

    Stubbs has been at his job for a while and no where to go but out. Seems interesting the heads of the 3 of the 4 major IYPs have left recently.

  2. Greg Sterling Says:


  3. Jeff Tadie Says:

    Could be that ATT wants to consider adding Classifieds/Print Verticals to their mix…no better way than to have your guy get inside and check it out.

  4. Paul Levine Says:

    Having worked closely with Charles for 5 years while I was at Yahoo, I can say he is an extremely sharp and high-integrity guy. He deserves a lot of credit for advancing AT&T’s online strategy over the years. They’ll miss him, I’m sure.

  5. Greg Sterling Says:


    I don’t think that is what’s going on. Charles seems to have taken a new opportunity that is unrelated to AT&T.

  6. Pat Says:

    I have known Charles for quite a while and he is a stand-up citizen: very smart, a ton of integrity, and a really nice fellow. I wish him all the best…he’s earned it.

  7. Jonathan Nelson Says:

    I’m very excited to see Charles coming on board here at Primedia. A friend of mine has been fortunate enough to work closely with Charles at YP and says that he has a level of enthusiasm and optimism for new opportunities that every business needs.

    It’s an exciting time to be at Primedia and I look forward to what’s in store in the coming months.

  8. Greg Sterling Says:

    Yes people like and respect Charles very much.

  9. Gene Rhim Says:

    While I was at I had the honor of briefly knowing Charles, attending one of his luncheons, and was thoroughly impressed with his integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism. My fellow workers would often remark how polished and inspiring he was when explaining the direction of the company. A really classy fellow. I am sure that the company will miss him. I can only wish him the best of success.

  10. Todd Ague Says:

    I worked with Charles early in his career, when he was still relatively new at BellSouth Intelliventures. Our paths crossed again several years later, when I was at AOL and Charles was at — and our teams worked together to integrate his advertising listings into AOL’s Yellow Pages product. Charles has broad-based, relevant experience, and the drive to get things done. He is well-respected by all for his knowledge, enthusiasm and strategic acumen. He will do well in this role, and there is tremendous opportunity for him to contribute significantly at Consumer Source.

  11. Jim Says:

    If you look at Primedia’s stock and the mess at he inherited I doubt Charles will stay very long.

  12. Ernest Oriente Says:

    I worked for Primedia, from 1988 until 1995…with the flagship division, HPC Apartment Guides. Charles has his hands full–turning around a sagging publication and low morale.


  13. Matt Studd Says:

    I am disappointed that Charles Stubbs CEO of Distributech,who has been described here with some solid character traits, has presided over the recent decision to prohibit The Rutherford Reader(a Rutherford County TN Newspaper) from the distribution racks at some middle TN businesses such as Kroger & KFC due to allegations of printing hate speech have not ever seen such content contained in this outstanding paper, further, it seems Distributech has not yet cited any examples to support their recent decision.
    I will spend any time or money, at the businesses who have participated in this clear attack upon our First Amendment rights.

    Shame on Distributech and Primedia if they fail to reverse their position on banning The Rutherford Reader from their distribution racks at various businesses!

    God Bless those who share and defend Truth!

    Semper Fi

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: