Viant COO Resigns

Viant Corp. , a Boston Internet consultancy, has announced that chief operating officer Ben Levitan has resigned and will spend his last day with the company on Friday.

Viant cited no reason for the resignation. Levitan called it “a very difficult personal decision.”

Like other firms that help businesses build Web sites, Viant has been devastated over the past year, seeing its stock price drop 95 percent and, since December, cutting its workforce by more than half, from 755 to 344.

CEO Bob Gett will assume management of Viant’s infrastructure and daily operations.

Gett said, “I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with Ben over the past year and want to thank him for his contributions to our company. He will be missed at Viant, and we wish him the best in his new endeavors.”

Levitan said, “I have the utmost confidence in Viant’s future success.”

Last month the company’s chief business development officer, Sherwin Uretsky, resigned “to pursue other interests.”

In Monday morning trading VIAN was up 0.073, or 4 percent, at 2.01.

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