Optima Surgical is a leading provider of medical device products & services for use in interventional pain, interventional radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and podiatry.  Optima was founded in 2012 with a simple goal...

"Our Goal at Optima Surgical is to Help Physicians and Patients Achieve Theirs."  


With headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, Optima Surgical team members currently provide service to physicians and patients throughout the State of Arizona and Northern Nevada.  At Optima Surgical we are committed to continual improvement both individually and as an organization so that we can be an optimal resource and valuable medical device partner to physicians and their patients.  


Mike Budak


Mike Budak is the Founder and CEO of Optima Surgical.  Prior to founding Optima, Mike worked for major healthcare organizations Pfizer, Stryker, and NuVasive. In total, Mike's medical sales career has spanned 15 years.  Mike holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Louisville and was also a scholarship athlete on the University of Louisville baseball team. 

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Office Manager

Annie Dunn

Annie Dunn, Office Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2018. Annie comes to us with professional management experience, as well as a background in marketing and public relations, with a degree in communications from North Carolina State University. Over the last four years, she has expanded her medical sales experience across multiple markets, including outpatient radiology, toxicology, and clinical blood testing. Her variety of professional experience enables her to anticipate the needs of our sales team and contribute to the overall growth of our company.

Jason Johnson

Territory Business Manager - Tucson

Jason Johnson, Territory Business Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2020.  Prior to joining Optima, Jason spent 7 years as a Clinical Specialist and Territory Manager for Medtronic and Nuvectra with a focus on neuromodulation.  Jason holds a  Bachelor of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona.

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Sales Manager

Jen Kern

Jennifer Kern, Sales Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2018.  Prior to joining Optima, Jen spent 7 years in sales & marketing for leading outpatient radiology centers.  Jen holds a  bachelor of interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State University majoring in communications & marketing.

Territory Business Manager - Phoenix

Ryan Mix

Ryan Mix, Territory Business Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2019.  Prior to joining Optima, Ryan spent over 10 years in sales & marketing for durable medical equipment organizations.  Ryan holds a  bachelor of business management from Wartburg College where he was also a scholarship athlete on the baseball team.

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Erin O'Connell

Territory Business Manager - Northern NV

Erin O'Connell joined Optima Surgical in 2020.  Prior to joining Optima Erin enjoyed a career as a registered radiological technician.  Erin holds a bachelors degree in community health sciences from University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada.

Haylee Scholz

Territory Service Representative

Haylee Scholz, Territory Service Representative, joined Optima Surgical in 2020 while finishing her Biomedical Engineering Degree from Grand Canyon University.  Haylee brings a passion for medical devices and a compassion for helping people to Optima Surgical and will be a valuable resource to the Optima Surgical team along with the physicians and patients we serve.    

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Anna Walters

Territory Business Manager - Southern AZ

Anna Walters, Territory Business Manager, joined Optima in 2020.  Prior to joining Optima, Anna held positions at both Stryker and Ethicon.  Anna holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Shane Welker

Territory Business Manager - Northern AZ

Shane Welker, Territory Business Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2019.  Prior to joining Optima, Shane developed a successful career in various sales and sales leadership roles within the automotive industry.  In looking for a career change that would offer him the opportunity to help people, Shane found Optima Surgical and the medical device industry.  Shane is the type of person that will make your day better and more enjoyable.  He is extremely resourceful and has a work ethic that is second-to-none.  Shane holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University. 


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