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About Optimal Insurance AZ

Optimal Insurance AZ is a full service independent insurance agency that focuses on optimally fitting each client for the best insurance package that fits their needs and budget.

Jeremy Besse

Jeremy Besse

Agency Owner

Raised in Phoenix, Jeremy has seen this valley grow immensely since 1984 and has been part of this community serving as an insurance agency owner since 2006. Prior to insurance Jeremy helped clients improve their homes as a handyman from 2002 to 2006 so helping people comes second nature to Jeremy. Graduate with a marketing degree from Arizona State University in 2002 Jeremy has a full understanding of how to provide customers with exceptional service and carefully walks the lines between the insurance companies and clients to maximize coverage and minimize rate. When he is not helping people with insurance Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, traveling about this amazing planet and working with amazing charities to give back to our community the best he can. As director of The Besse Family Foundation we aim to benefit 4 charities a year either with funding or volunteerism. Without amazing support from amazing clients like yourself, none of the above is possible so we consider ourselves extremely blessed to have you as a client.


Jana Besse

Jana Besse

Marketing Manager

Native of Phoenix, Jana has been active in the North Valley community either thru her family, her faith and her immense connection in the women’s sports community. Starting as a captain of the Mountain Ridge Softball team, working her way up to starting catcher at Glendale Community College to later go on to play at Georgia Southern, A D1 team as their starting catcher, and finally bringing it home to advance the youth in the sport…she brought her talent back to GCC as the Pitching and Catching coach. Today she focuses on family, faith and developing amazing relationships in the community both on the non-profit side with The Besse Family Foundation and as a Marketing Manager for Optimal. Her ability to connect to referring partners makes her the perfect fit in the organization and her dedication to the customer experience is why you will come to love her as your representative.


Eric Pfister

Eric Pfister

Renewal Manager

Was born & raised in Kaukauna, Wisconsin a town of 11,000 people. Both parents – teachers.

USAF Veteran 10 years. Desert Shield/Desert Storm participant active duty with the 415 Tactical Fighter Squadron F-117A Stealth Fighter Group.

Discharged Honorably after serving 10 year.

Graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with 20+ years of experience ranging from Aviation Insurance broker, insurance agent and business owner (15 years) for a large captive U.S. Insurance carrier, to experience being an Insurance underwriter and office manager.

For 15 years I have been married to my wonderful & beautiful wife Daina Ann Pfister. I have two (2) boys Joel (20) & Cameron (25). When I am not busy spending time with them you can either find me cheering for the Green Bay Packers or Phoenix Suns!


AJ Anderson

AJ Anderson

Account Manager

AJ is a recent college grad from Arizona Christian University with a degree in Business Administration.

Born in the Dominican Republic AJ is from a family of 6 and loves baseball, played at a high level both at ACU and GCC and Central Arizona College as an outfielder. His hobbies include hiking, working out and spending time with his girlfriend, Rosa.

AJ has aspirations of opening and running his very own apparel company in the near future and is working as your account manager to learn the customer service side of business as well as how to grow a business thru relationship.


Andrea Wendling

Andrea Wendling

Associate Agent

Andrea was born in the small Scandinavian town of Poulsbo, Washington on the beautiful Puget Sound. Andrea then spent 30 years in Bend, Oregon before moving to Arizona in 2019. She received my associates degree in the medical field, specializing as an X-Ray technician and phlebotomist with a focus on urgent care settings. Andrea has also had the privilege of working with hospice in a homecare setting. In 2010 she moved on from the medical field and into office & retail management. After moving to Arizona, she jumped into the insurance world and enjoy working with new and existing customers to help them with all their insurance needs! She has two wonderful children, Brent (28) and Alexis (23) and one adorable yet obese cat, Shadow (13). She is an avid reader of mysteries, and she loves watching football, and spending time outdoors. She looks forward to continuing to explore this great state of Arizona.


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