Mission made its debut as a publicly traded company Oct. 1. ( Graphic made by The Packer with Adobe Spark )

This bonus episode of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Mike Browne, chief operating officer of Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce, about the company going public.

Browne discusses the process of going public, the reasoning for making the big move, some of the company's strengths and goals, and what's ahead.

After filing its S-1 document with the Securities and Exchange Commission earlier in the month, Mission announced in a news release Sept. 30 that it would offer 8 million shares of its stock at $12 per share. 

You can listen to the listing day interview with Browne on the player below or on popular listening platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

In case you're new to Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, its name serves as a reminder for listeners that these conversations are just a taste of the vast produce industry coverage provided by The Packer newspaper, PMG magazine and always-updating websites for both brands: ThePacker.com and ProduceMarketGuide.com.

Hope you enjoy the conversation!