Clang: Zevia Chief Executive Paddy Spence rings opening bell.

Clang: Zevia Chief Executive Paddy Spence rings opening bell.

 Zevia, an Encino-based natural beverage company, has emerged from its quiet period after going public on the New York Stock Exchange with hopes to leverage its expanding product lines, new leadership team and partnership with Walt Disney Co. to become a household name in the sugar-free drink sector.

The company has some hurdles to overcome to achieve profitability, according to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but its leadership team remains confident in its plant-based offerings.


The company raised about $150 million with its initial public offering on July 21. 


Read the full story in the Oct. 11 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.