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Cheri Beranek

CEOClearfield Inc

Minneapolis, MN

Member Since October 2021


Business Strategy


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.

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Company details

Clearfield Inc

Company bio

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.



Area of focus

Fiber Optics

Company size

201 - 500

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