Meet the team

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James B. Hughes
President

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Western Michigan University
Booth Business School Executive Program, University of Chicago

Jim started full time in 2015 after serving as a board member for several years. Before joining us, Jim enjoyed a 32-year career with Johnson Controls Inc. Automotive and Building Efficiency Groups. The last 15 years was spent in executive leadership positions including Vice President, General Manager, Global Customer Business Units, turnaround projects, and other various manufacturing leadership positions. Now that he's here, he is focused on expanding our business to further support local government units on a national level.

Historically SRI has provided cradle to grave tax lien services for Indiana Counties. Jim believes we need a more sustainable business model going forward in order to meet the long-term needs of our customers and team members. Indiana tax lien sales are the foundation of our business and we remain committed to providing that service.

His goal is to serve our customers for many years to come, to achieve that, we need additional services for Indiana and local government officials nationwide. This will create the diversity needed to weather the natural ups and downs created by legislative changes and the economy in general. This diversity will provide the sustainability to service our customers for years to come.

About Jim
I enjoy boating on Mullet Lake and the Inland Waterway, home improvement projects, outdoor winter activities including cross country skiing, walks in the woods, etc.

 

Joe Edwards
Vice President

B.A., Political Science, Latin, Economics, Ball State University

J.D., Indiana University School of Law

Since 2000, Joe has written Indiana statutes in the areas of tax and sheriff sales, provided expert testimony to Senate and House Committees on tax and sheriff sales, coordinated and presented workshops and seminars at over one hundred state and national conferences in more than a dozen states for elected officials and lien buyers, led marketing plans for various lines of business, organized and presented at fifteen Indiana Tax Sale Seminars and regional legislative workshops for sheriffs, used his professional auctioneering skills to conduct thousands of government auctions, and most importantly, played first base on the SRI softball team, without the benefit of performance enhancing drugs.

About Joe
I enjoy living in downtown Indianapolis and all it has to offer, from live music to Indians’ baseball! Throw in the activities of four offspring and my idle time is minimal.

 

Brad Engler
Chief Operating Officer

B.S., Business Administration, Central Michigan University

Brad joined us in 1993 as a young college graduate. Now as the Chief Operation Officer, he’s involved in a little bit of everything including administrative, system and operational development and operations and financial management. Some of his most memorable accomplishments are conducting the first ever online auction in Indiana and Colorado and developing an online tax sale management system.

About Brad
I love spending time with family, watching volleyball and watching and coaching basketball, playing golf and volunteering at church and school.

 

Zach Hughes
Vice President of Marketing

B.S., Geography - Urban and Regional Planning, Western Michigan University

Zach joined his family's business in 2011. His focus has been on the consulting services we provide our clients. His first project was Homestead Verification. Now, he spends his time developing our newest service for local government, Document Management.

About Zach
I enjoy relaxing with my family, coaching lacrosse, and doing anything outside.

 

Scot E. Busby
Chief Technology Officer

B.S., Computer Information Systems, Purdue University

About Scot
I enjoy working with technology and spending time with friends and family.

 

Matthew D. Portner
General Counsel

B.A., Cum Laude in Sociology with a philosophy minor, Mount Saint Mary's University

M.A., Sociology, Complex Organization Focus, Indiana University – Indianapolis

J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Matthew provides general corporate representation, advises officers and board of directors on legal issues related to corporate governance, business decision-making, and regulatory compliance. In addition, he acts as liaison and advisor to local government units and their officials in connection with property tax and foreclosure sales. He joined our team in 2016.

About Matt
After serving in the US Marine Corps. as an enlisted rifleman in the infantry, Matthew worked as a full time police officer. He still volunteers his time as a police officer when he is not spending his time with his wife and children. Among other things, he enjoys taking road trips and spending time with friends and family.

 

Glen Luedtke
Client Services Director

B.S., Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Purdue University

Since 2006, Glen has been one of our Client Service Directors responsible for maintaining relationships with our Indiana tax sale clients. As a licensed auctioneer, he conducts tax, certificate, and sheriff sales. Glen is also a licensed real estate agent.

About Glen
I enjoy golfing, sightseeing historical sites, and attending any sporting event or musical event which my children and grandchildren are involved in, and attending Purdue football and basketball games.

 

Jane Klemme
Human Resources Director

A.S., Broadcasting, Vincennes University

Following her second term as Fayette County Auditor, Jane came on board with SRI, Inc. in 2008 as Special Assistant to the President. In 2009 she was promoted to the position of Director of Administration and became responsible for coordinating and supervising all SRI administrative operations, including all tax and sheriff sales. Jane was promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2011 and in that capacity oversees all companywide HR procedures and Payroll. As a former chief deputy in the treasurer’s office, Jane has over 10 years of cumulative managerial and banking experience.

About Jane
I enjoy swimming, spending time with family and traveling. Jane remains active in her community in her Church work and several community organizations.