Member Since 2021
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.
Every day, broadband has the potential to change lives everywhere, but the people positioned to feel a significant impact are those in rural communities.
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.
Claiming responsibility successfully requires the right attitude, fearlessness and transparency.
When done right, a sound CRM strategy will put your organization ahead of your competitors.
Building long-lasting relationships with peers requires moving away from competition and toward supporting their successes.
When you're feeling stressed, taking a step back to reassess the situation can provide clarity for your next step forward.
Leaders unable to reflect on their areas for improvement won’t be leaders for very long.
Actively seeking to connect with your target customer base can create real opportunities for authentic engagement.
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.
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.
When a business is growing, leaders must be careful not to do too much too fast to keep the budget in check.
In order to maintain credibility in the face of obstacles, leaders must learn to embrace honesty and vulnerability.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are not one-and-done initiatives—they require long-term, ongoing efforts to be successful.
When you let your insecurities dictate your relationships, you do a disservice to yourself and the people you work with.
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.