Stephen and life long friend Rob Stephani founded HotPicksUSA. Together they built a company that touts today the "Largest Selection of Guitar Picks In The World." Stephen sold his part of the business to Rob in 2008. The company still sells guitar picks around the world today. While Stephen was in charge the company grew to sell in over 10,000 stores worldwide including in Wal-Mart and 7 Eleven. They were also a Disney Licensee. Here is an example of some of the HotPicks line.
You can visit the HotPicksUSA site at www.hotpicksusa.com
HotPicks would show their new products each year at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The largest music tradeshow in the U.S. Here are a few photos from the shows. HotPicks received a Best In Show award two years in a row for their guitar picks.
Here are a few photos from HotPicks production for WalMart.
Here it is on the shelf in WalMart.
Stephen even got to meet some of the American Idol contestants one year. Including Ace Young, Chris Daughtr, Katharine McPhee and Bucky Covington.