Cheri Beranek

Member Since 2021

Cheri Beranek


Clearfield Inc

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


November 7th, 2022

What is community broadband and why it matters

With community broadband, the residents themselves can take the initiative to carry their communities across the digital divide and give themselves a fighting chance to keep up. 

September 16th, 2022

Why curiosity is crucial for ongoing growth

Curiosity can trigger deeper, more rational thinking and more creative solutions, so work to remove all negative connotations and instead enable, encourage, and reward curiosity. 

August 10th, 2022

The solution to finding more trade workers is allowing students choices

Instead of forcing kids to ditch college and pick a trade, we should expose them to more choices—including trade school—at a younger age so they can better identify the path that best fits their needs.

July 1st, 2022

Five broadband trends shaping the future

We’ve come a long way, but where broadband is headed will change everything.


Clearfield Inc

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