Barry Alter began his role with HC Lausanne after more than 20 years in venture capital, management consulting, consumer electronics, food distribution, and other industries, during which time he earned a number of key achievements in the United States and his native Canada. A former professional ice hockey center, Mr. Alter spent the first years of his career playing for teams in the European Hockey League, as well as the Baltimore Clippers, a team in the now-defunct Eastern Hockey League.
As the co-owner and General Manager of Lausanne, Switzerland’s Lausanne Hockey Club, Barry Alter brings a diversified entrepreneurial history to his work, as well as a lifelong connection to professional ice hockey. Assuming co-ownership in 2007, Barry Alter has directed the team to considerable successes since then, with four consecutive appearances in the Swiss National League B finals, which resulted in two championship titles. With the recent defeat of EHC Viège in a best-of-five quarterfinal matchup, HC Lausanne will soon play in the best-of-seven semifinals as the 2012-2013 NLB playoff season comes to an end.