Wesley Clark, left, the co-owner of CNP Technologies, met up with one of his customers at The Exchange — Dene Powell of Atlantic Software Alliance.

Asked if people often called him “General”, Clark smiled.

(If we have to tell you why people might call Clark ‘General’ — well, you must not follow politics.)

CNP provides a variety of services, including voice over Internet Protocol calling systems from ShoreTel. CNP, which is based in Charlotte, is one of ShoreTel’s biggest resellers.