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


December 1st, 2022

Why Upload and Download Speeds Are Equally Important

Imagine what an immersive digital experience could be for you, and keep your eyes open to that potential because, with symmetrical speeds, we will get there.

October 13th, 2022

Demystifying Speeds: Don’t Get Fooled by “High-speed” Broadband

By understanding the current broadband options, consumers have an opportunity to envision the future of connectivity.

September 15th, 2022

Cutting Internet Costs for Low-income Americans Is a Step Forward

For this historic federal investment of our money to fulfill these lofty promises, we can’t let anyone waste it.

August 12th, 2022

Community Broadband Charts a Course for the Future

This broadband buildout can skyrocket communities into the next technological revolution or leave some too far behind to catch up.



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