MEET YOUR TEAM...
Optima Surgical is a leading provider of medical device products & services for use in interventional radiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain management, and podiatry. Optima was founded in 2012 with a simple mission, "To provide the best value and service we can, such that by doing so, the patients, physicians, facilities, manufacturers, and payors we service would recommend us to their family and friends."
Located in Tempe, Arizona, Optima currently provides service to doctors, patients and facilities throughout the State of Arizona. At Optima Surgical we will make every effort possible to provide you with friendly and knowledgeable service no matter the day or time. Please take a moment to meet your Optima Surgical team.
MEET YOUR TEAM
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Territory Business Manager - Phoenix
Erica Schmitt, Territory Business Manager, joined Optima Surgical in 2016. Prior to joining Optima, Erica held various marketing and administrative positions with local healthcare providers. In total, Erica has over 6 years of medical sales experience.
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.
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.