Cheri Beranek

Member Since 2021

Cheri Beranek



Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Cheri Beranek is the President and CEO of Clearfield and a 2021 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame inductee. Under her leadership, Clearfield has grown from a concept to a market cap of more than $500 million providing optical-fiber management and connectivity solutions across North America.


  • Business Strategy
  • Branding
  • Entrepreunership


May 26th, 2023

Sustaining Subsidies: How Can We Ensure Affordable Broadband Doesn't Get Politicized?

If the future of the modern global economy is online, we need every American citizen capable of participating in it. 

April 19th, 2023

Why We Need Baby Boomers Back In the Workforce And How Broadband And Remote Work Can Help

Thanks to the surge in remote possibilities and the spread of universal broadband, we are more equipped than ever to engage the largest pool of potential workers and rejuvenate the workplace.

March 21st, 2023

Universal Broadband: A Political Issue Or Social One?

No matter how political it sounds, everyone should be aligned around universal broadband. 

February 27th, 2023

How Broadband Access Impacts Aging Loved Ones

The importance of staying connected without forgetting the importance of connections.



Clearfield, Inc. designs, manufactures, and distributes fiber optic management products, helping our customers reduce the high costs associated with deploying, managing, protecting, and scaling a fiber-optic network to deliver mobile, residential, and business services. Based on the patented Clearview Cassette, our unique single-architected, modular fiber management platform lowers the cost of broadband deployment and maintenance while enabling our service provider customers to scale their operations as their subscriber revenues increase.


  • Fiber Optics
  • Broadband
  • Innovation