Barry Alter

Accomplished Hockey Player and Business Leader

About Barry Alter

Barry Alter, general manager of the Lausanne Hockey Club in Switzerland, began his career as a professional player. His first professional experience came as a member of the Dutch first division in Europe, after which he returned to North America to pursue a spot with the Minnesota North Stars organization. Barry Alter succeeded in his tryout and became a center for the Baltimore Clippers of the American Hockey League. He helped the team reach the league championship series by totaling 23 goals and 51 assists.

Barry Alter then returned to Europe, where he played for Swiss teams in Olten and Zug. He played 23 games for Olten and 11 for Zug, and he compiled totals of 31 goals and 33 assists. He chose to leave professional hockey in 1983, and he began a long and successful entrepreneurial career. Since that time, Mr. Alter has held executive roles in industries as varied as confectionery foods, consumer electronics, and venture capitalism. Now the president of Challure Holdings, a consulting and venture capital group, he combines corporate leadership with his direction of the Lausanne team.

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