steve gunbySteve Gunby, managing director at Boston Consulting Group, will succeed Jack Dunn on Jan. 20 as CEO of FTI Consulting, the publicly traded global advisory and financial communications firm.

The 56-year-old, who leads BCG global transformation & large scale change practice, previously headed its Americas operation. He has 23 years of experience at BCG’s

Dunn, a 21-year FTI veteran, will continue in an advisory capacity.

The Gunby recruitment comes with the retirement of FTI executive chairman Dennis Shaughnessy at FTI’s Dec. 17 board meeting.

Gerard Holthaus, presiding director will take over for Shaughnessy. A FTI director since 2006, He helms Williams Scotsman, Baltimore-based supplier of office furniture/modular units to the commercial/retail sector.

FTI posted a nine-month $3.4M net loss,compared to a year ago $48.9M profit. The third-quarter featured a non-cash $83.8M goodwill impairment charge for the strategic communications unit.

Revenues for the year inched ahead 0.5 percent to $1.5B.