We Are SRI

Serving governments and investors for more than 30 years.
At SRI, we are driven to create simple solutions for elected officials and investors. We work to relieve the tension that can come from tax sales or mortgage foreclosures. Using customizable technology, we are able to serve every corner of the country, and today, work with more than 300 local government offices.

Our History

In 1980, SRI Founder, Jim E. Hughes was working for treasurers to collect delinquent taxes. Back then, treasurers didn’t hold tax sales because they were held personally responsible for any errors.

Jim saw an opportunity to help officials manage sales, save time, and streamline their workflow, so in 1990, he started Synergetic Resources Integration—SRI. He began assisting officials with noticing, advertising, and conducting tax sale auctions, holding himself responsible for all the details. This “cradle-to-grave” concept was welcomed by treasurers across several Indiana counties as it made the entire process of tax sales simpler.

By 1992, SRI had six county clients and just four years later, the company was in 36 counties. Today, Jim’s son, James B. Hughes, runs the company and we serve 85 of the 92 counties in Indiana and have expanded our services into five additional states.
Our dedication to customer service has been unwavering since day one. Transparency, honesty, and maintaining open lines of communication with our customers is our driving force, now and always.

Our Team

Brad Engler

Chief Operating Officer
Brad has nearly 30 years of experience in the tax industry. He started at SRI as a guide for government partners, assisting them through the tax sale process. It was during this time that he began streamlining the process to make it simpler and more consistent for all parties involved—from officials to investors and buyers. Having worked with hundreds of elected officials and investors across the country, Brad takes the time to carefully listen to each client’s unique perspective and issues so he can build the computer systems necessary to conduct seamless management for property auctions.

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Jim Hughes

Chief Executive Officer
Beginning with an Engineering Degree from Western Michigan providing a foundation to mind the important details and later a University of Chicago Booth Executive Program to provide a leadership base and general management guidance, I enjoyed a 32-year career with Johnson Controls Inc. Automotive and Building Efficiency Groups. The last 15 years in executive leadership positions including Vice President General Manager Global Customer Business Units, turnaround projects & various manufacturing leadership positions.

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Zach Hughes

I joined SRI after graduating from Western Michigan University and began working on short consulting projects designed to help counties with temporary problems, most notably the Homestead Verification initiative. As Chief Experience officer, Zach overseas SRI’s customer experience that ranges from conversations with bidders at our live and online sales to working with counties and parishes to find the right resolution to any obstacle they may be facing.

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Matt Portner

General Counsel

Joe Edwards

Vice President

Glen Luedtke

Client Services Director

Justin White

Director of Business Development

Nada Garza

Business Development Specialist

Jennifer Roberts

Director of Administrative Operations

Olivia Duncan

Client Services Director: Sheriff Sales

Sephenia Jefferson

Sheriff Sale Administrative Assistant

Vivian Burhenn

Client Support Specialist

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