Brittany Hodak is an award-winning entrepreneur and writer. In 2011, she launched The Superfan Company (formerly ZinePak) with co-founder Kim Kaupe to help music superfans connect with the artists they love. Since then, the company has grown from a two-person operation to a multi-million dollar, international entertainment company. Fans have purchased millions of the comapny's products across the world for almost 100 artists, including Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, KISS, A$AP Rocky, and Luke Bryan.
Brittany has been named to Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 list, Inc.’s 35 Under 35 list, and Billboard’s 30 Under 30 list. She won a prestigious Stevie Award for Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, was a finalist in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year competition, was called a "music maverick" by Forbes, and has been recognized at the United Nations as one of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs in America two years in a row. In 2014, ZinePak was named Empact’s “Most Disruptive Company” at the United Nations ceremony for its role in redefining physical music. In April 2015, Brittany appeared on ABC's hit show Shark Tank where she received offers from four of the five Sharks.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Arkansas, where she led friends in setting a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Christmas Stocking (a fun effort to collect thousands of toys for children in need), Brittany moved to New York to oversee retail marketing for Sony Music’s RED division. Next, she worked at a small marketing agency, designing and executing entertainment campaigns for clients including Johnson & Johnson, LG, and A&E Television Networks, until she decided to pursue her entrepreneurial ambitions. Along the way, Brittany earned her Master’s Degree in Marketing from CUNY Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business.
Brittany is a regular entertainment contributor to Forbes. Additionally, she has written more than 100 articles and features for publications including Adweek, The Huffington Post, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, Creator Magazine, and Success. She lives in a suburb of Nashville with her husband Jeff, son Kadoh, and two rescue dogs, Bandit and Bear.