Meet the team

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Ben Mielke

President

Ben Mieke is a Senior at the Quinlan School of Business studying Finance and Economics. When choosing a college to attend, Loyola showed many unique opportunities and experiences for students, which helps students gain real experience. Along with this, Loyola is in the great city of Chicago, where opportunity is abundant. After his time at Loyola, Ben plans on entering the workforce as a consultant for a medium-to-large firm in Chicago. Continuing Rambler Consulting Group has given Ben an incredibly valuable experience teaching students new skills and gaining real-life consulting experience. In her free time, she loves to cook and explore Chicago. Outside of RCG, Ben is a Ricci Scholar, where he studied abroad his Junior year, conducting cross-cultural research on the “East” and “West.” He serves as the Ricci Scholarship Ambassador and aids students with their research proposals and the IRB process. Lastly, Ben is also a student leader in Labre, where students form relationships with people experiencing homelessness in downtown Chicago, offering both a simple meal and conversation.

Alexandra Snyder

Partner - Outreach

Alexandra (Lexi) Snyder is a Senior studying Supply Chain Management at the Quinlan School of Business. Outside of the Rambler Consulting Group, Lexi is the President of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed professional business fraternity. Born and raised in central Illinois, Lexi chose Loyola for its proximity to home, the career opportunities offered to students, Jesuit values, and the Loyola community. As President of DSP, Lexi is excited to have another outlet to help other students develop professionally but also experience the consulting side of the supply chain before entering the workforce. After graduation, Lexi will travel around Europe for a few months before moving to Charleston, South Carolina, to work for The Boeing Company as a Procurement Agent.

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Natasha Williams

Partner - Business Development 

Natasha is a Junior studying Economics and Information Systems in the Quinlan School of Business. In addition to Rambler Consulting Group, she is involved in other student organizations such as the Rambler Investment Fund, Economics Forum, and Greek Life. While looking for the best college to attend, LUC’s dedication to their students and location (both for job opportunities and overall excellence) made it stand out. She is passionate about consulting since it provides endless learning opportunities with each case providing a new problem to solve. She looks forward to helping the businesses of the Rogers Park and surrounding communities while gaining experience. As the head of business development, Natasha plans to implement strategies to expand and improve RCG. Upon graduation, she plans to keep her student-mindset and become a full time IT consultant. Natasha is from the Western Chicago suburbs and enjoys cooking, working out and trying new restaurants.  

Matt Trine

Partner - Treasurer

Matt Trine is a Senior at the Quinlan School of Business double majoring in finance and information systems. Outside of the Rambler Consulting Group, Matt is a heavily involved member of the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, where he has previously held multiple executive board positions. Additionally, recently Matt returned from studying abroad. Spending a semester at Loyola’s John Felice Rome Center, as well as taking a summer course at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. After graduation Matt will be taking on a fully time position at Wipfli, a mid-size consulting firm, where he will be a part of  their organization performance and technology consulting teams. After working for a few years, Matt hopes to return to school to get his MBA.

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David Gainer

Partner - Marketing

David Gainer is Junior studying Finance and International Business at the Quinlan School of Business. When choosing the ideal college David was focused on finding a school that allowed for student growth and opportunity, both in and out of the classroom. Loyola presented this opportunity through a variety of clubs and an extensive alumni network available to its students. Outside of the Rambler Consulting Group, David is involved in other on campus organizations such as Rambler Investment Fund and AKPSI business fraternity. David spent this past summer as an intern at ComEd where he assisted the Real Estate department and further developed professional experience. As a partner at Rambler Consulting Group, he looks forward bringing his skills to the group and continuing to build the program. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in management consulting at a small to midsized firm in Chicago.     

Associates

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Hannah Sween

Head of Sustainability - Associate

Hannah Sween is a fourth year Interdisciplinary Honors Program student majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Art History. Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Beyond academics, Hannah is an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority having served on Theta Upsilon Council and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, she was one of two Kappa Delta collegians nationally to be selected to serve as an intern for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Art & Leadership Program. She is seeking experience in sustainable consulting so that she may be prepared to delve into the industry with the necessary skill set to help future clients work sustainably for the good of themselves, their companies, and the planet.