As President/CEO, Cheryl Beranek brings to her positions combined talents in transformational business development, strategic planning, P&L management, marketing, and finance in turnaround environments and high-growth markets. Recognized by Forbes, Ernst & Young, and various industry organizations, she is credited for a distinctive management style that fuses global marketing acumen with collaborative leadership. On joining Clearfield, she converted it from a R&D-based corporation with limited revenue into a leading provider of optical fiber management and connectivity platforms – reversing 20 years of previous losses. Prior to Clearfield, she was president of APCN and President/COO of Americable. A member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, she was named to the Minnesota Hall of Fame by Twin Cities Business and designated one of 50 Women to Watch by Global Telecoms Business. Cheryl holds a BS in Marketing from Southwest Minnesota State University and an MS from North Dakota State University.
Year appointed: 2007