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


January 21st, 2022

How to Create Shared Experience With Current and Prospective Customers

Actively seeking to connect with your target customer base can create real opportunities for authentic engagement.

December 16th, 2021

Here's Why Leaders Must Start Investing in Themselves

Just like professional athletes who want to remain competitive over the years, leaders should continue to seek out ways they can enhance their skills and improve.

November 19th, 2021

The Relationships I Have With My Kids Are the Most Rewarding, Even in Business

The more you open yourself up to a community full of strangers from different backgrounds and experiences, the more you’ll find that these strangers can have a big impact on your life, both personally and professionally.

October 29th, 2021

Nine Strategies for Staying Lean With Business Growth

When a business is growing, leaders must be careful not to do too much too fast to keep the budget in check.



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