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


June 9th, 2022

Broadband Is Continuing to Explode: Here’s What It Means for Rural Communities

Every day, broadband has the potential to change lives everywhere, but the people positioned to feel a significant impact are those in rural communities.

May 4th, 2022

As A CEO, I Tried The “Work From Anywhere” Model — Here’s What I Learned

While I enjoyed my work-from-anywhere experience, we made several mistakes in planning and execution. But along the way, we discovered how to improve this model for our next attempt. Here are the lessons I learned.

April 13th, 2022

How True Leaders Take Ownership: Attitude, Fearlessness and Transparency

Claiming responsibility successfully requires the right attitude, fearlessness and transparency.

March 23rd, 2022

5 Ways a Good CRM Strategy Can Improve Your Business

When done right, a sound CRM strategy will put your organization ahead of your competitors. 



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