Why Exponential-e?

The Network, the technology and the service

3,000+ companies take Cloud, IT and Network services from Exponential-e.
Our fusion of complementary technologies - a carrier-class Network and Cloud infrastructure - means we can deliver enterprise applications at wire speed for a superior end-user experience.

Our Network

The foundation for business communications

The foundation of our business is our carrier-class Fibre Network with a 100Gig Ethernet core built over the last 10 years. It is this Network which underpins the services we deliver - providing solid foundations for corporate Networks, the coverage to reach over 90% of UK businesses and the investments in security and equipment to power these services.

Smart Wires

The Smarter Network Technology

Exponential-e is the UK's pioneer of corporate Networks delivered using Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) technology. VPLS is a Layer 2 Network technology and its advantage over alternative Network technologies is that it allows geographically-diverse locations to connect together as if on the same Local Area Network (LAN).

Our Service

Our roots in Customer Service Excellence

From day 1 of the Exponential-e’s foundation, our focus was about delivering the best Customer Service in the UK. Click below to see an historic overview of how we achieved our current quality of service. Such as a customer satisfaction level of 96% - click here to see our live Net Promoter score.

What we do

We provide Cloud and Unified Communications services delivered over our own 100GigE secure, super-fast Network. Over the years we have invested heavily in expanding our Network reach, and building resilient Cloud and Voice infrastructure. Our service capability includes world-class Managed IT Services.

Technology and innovation drives our growth, and is complemented by our world-leading Customer Service and Support. We’re trusted by over 3,000 customers, with 96% reference-ability, click here for our live NPS score. We work with technology partners with world-renowned technical capabilities and innovations to deliver our customer solutions.

But as our customers will tell you, it's not just the innovation and the brilliant customer support they value. They also value the Exponential-e integrity and ethos as their trusted partner working with them to design and deliver their solution on time and on budget.

Because ultimately, what you really seek in a partner responsible for your critical infrastructure is Peace-of-Mind-as-a Service. This is precisely what Exponential-e delivers.

Leadership and Applied Innovation

We have built our business with technology firsts; whether building the UK's first VPLS Network or introducing our award-winning Bandwidth Management service. Our ethos is to apply innovation in everything we do to ensure our customers' technology strategies are sustained ahead of the competition.

The expertise we have developed in both Networking and Cloud services is integral to our trusted adviser status with our customers. Each project we undertake makes the best use of the knowledge and expertise within our business.

Board Members

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Lee holds a Masters degree in Econometrics from UCL and is an IT specialist with over 15 years' experience in the Internet sector.
Prior to founding Exponential-e, Lee worked for McDonnell Douglas and BP. He later focused on corporate turnarounds in the communications sector. In his last two roles before founding Exponential-e, Lee was responsible for the turnaround of two Service Providers.
As an advocate of innovation, Lee has lectured extensively on the subject. He is passionate about the monetisation of innovation. Exponential-e’s own strapline ‘applied innovation’ is more than just a platitude and is a testament to his belief that innovation should be at the core of every business.
When not at his desk, Lee enjoys cooking, haute-cuisine, fishing and gardening.
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Mukesh holds a degree in engineering from Brunel University and has over fifteen years of IT experience.
In 2012, he was appointed Managing Director of Exponential-e after an increasingly widening remit as Operations Director.
Mukesh has been named one of the top "forty under 40" telecoms executives to watch by Global Telecoms Business.
His passion, hands on approach and detailed understanding of the different facets of Exponential-e’s business is propelling the company forward on its continued and rapid growth path.
Mukesh’s interest in technology extends outside of work. In his spare time he can often be found automating his home with everything from media entertainment to lighting.
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Chris has over 15 years’ experience in the IT & telecommunications industry and has predominantly specialised in the networking and security technology areas.
Chris has worked in various roles which have included the consultation, design and implementation of Networks across a wide range of customers and carrier Networks.
Chris joined Exponential-e in 2004 and soon after deploying the first VPLS Network in the UK, continued to grow it and today it supports global coverage, with over 150 points of presence. In line with Exponential-e’s transition to a global IT services provider Chris is also now responsible for the Unified Communications and Cloud infrastructures and is focused on delivering a premium customer service for all Exponential-e clients.
Chris enjoys sport, particularly football and travelling. Chris is also a qualified FA level 1 coach and has previously coached and managed a football team.
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John has over thirty two years experience in sales - encompassing the Advertising, Telecommunications and IT Managed Service sectors. John joined Exponential-e in 2010, and prior to this spent the previous 11 years of his career in transitional and leadership positions with managed services and telecommunication companies, including GX Networks, Pipex and Civica.

As Sales Director, John is responsible for building and driving the execution of the direct and indirect sales strategies - to support the transition of Exponential-e from a Connectivity provider to a world class IT and Cloud Managed services provider.

John's greatest strengths are his hands on approach, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s growth. During his tenure at Exponential-e his team has delivered year on year sales growth. The customer experience is the up most important factor for John, and he strives to ensure that his team propose and deliver the best solutions to allow Exponential-e’s customers to achieve their goals and perform to the best of their ability. 
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Simon joined Exponential-e in 2006 and took the business from £6m p.a to £25m p.a as Director of Sales.
As Business and Partner Development Director, he is now responsible for Exponential-e’s portfolio of services, taking the company into the Cloud arena and developing the company's portfolio of strategic relationships to meet the changing market requirements.
Simon has extensive experience in the Communications Services industry having worked for companies such as NTL, Viatel and The Cloud.
Simon has three children and enjoys cycling and swimming outside of work. He gained his pilot’s licence at the age of 19.
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Henry joined Exponential-e as Chief Financial Officer in 2017 and is a board member, reporting to CEO Lee Wade. Henry brings with him 23 years' experience, having worked at a number of organisations including Vauxhall Motors, Electrolux and most recently as Finance Director at Kelway.

Henry has extensive experience in managing complex financial operations for high growth businesses. With Exponential-e's ambitious growth plans over the coming years, his senior leadership experience will be invaluable at this pivotal time.

Executive Team

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Jonathan brings experience from all spectrums of the IT lifecycle from engineering, design & development, strategy, consulting, service delivery, transformation and sales.

His career spanning the last 17 years had been across multiple global system integrators such as Atos, Fujitsu and HP and for the past 10 years has been focussed around driving innovation to customers through the leverage of Cloud technology and services. His passion is helping customers harness new and emerging technologies and services to drive innovation within the business and be agile to respond to market change. At Exponential-e his core focus is supporting customers in transforming their IT services to enable the business to drive their digital transformation strategy, working with the teams across Exponential-e to drive innovative release of new services as well as strengthening Exponential-e’s Analyst, CIO and Partner community.

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Afshin Attari holds an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, a MBA gained from the Henley Management College and a MSc. in Business Telecommunications from UCL, London.

Afshin has held various senior positions within BT, its overseas joint ventures, O2 and KCOM. This has included spells in Engineering, Network Build, Business Management, Outsourcing, Sales / Marketing and Business Development.
Afshin has executive responsibility for managing and growing exponential-e's Public Sector business. He's SC Cleared and Gold Incident Command Trained, and was the Executive Forward Point (02 Airwave), during the 7/7 London bombings, and the Executive Lead in the Buncefield oil depot incident, at The Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal in Hemel Hempstead.

Aside from work Afshin is married with one daughter and a keen sportsman and overseas traveller.
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David holds a Masters' degree in Telecommunications Engineering, an MBA and has over 15 years' experience in the telecommunications and IT industry.

As Director of Products and Commercial Management, David's key objective is driving revenue and margin growth. He is responsible for planning, launching and in-life management of Exponential-e's Products and Services portfolio, pricing strategies, and the commercial management of large contracts.

Joining Exponential-e more than 10 years ago, David has been instrumental in Exponential-e's evolution, expanding the portfolio from a connectivity provider to a managed ICT services provider, spanning Connectivity, Voice, Unified Communications, Cloud and Hosting, and Cyber Security Services.

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Paul joined Exponential-e in June 2014 and currently oversees the day to day Operational Service Delivery including direct responsibility for the Provisioning, Projects and Programmes team. Prior to joining the company, Paul worked for several other technology and communications firms, beginning his career at BT working as a Programme Manager in BT's Global Services arm, transitioning to lead on key Major Programmes such as Defence, NHS and later on the early implementation of the 2012 Olympic delivery. From 2009-2014, Paul held several senior roles within Virgin Media Business, lastly heading up the UK Service Delivery team responsible for in excess of over 150 people across two sites in Hook and Peterborough.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his family as well as watching rugby and attempting his first half marathon.

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Sarah brings over 13 years of experience across Recruitment and HR Management and since her commencement in 2012 has seen the exponential-e grow from 210 to 485 employees.

As the Head of Human Resources, she is responsible for leading HR Business Partnering, Learning and Development, Recruitment and HR Operations. Sarah commenced her career in Australia and upon arrival in the UK in 2009 she made the transition into the Technology sector.

Outside off the office you will find Sarah on Netball courts around Kingston and Surrey and in her spare time takes on the club captain duties at Claygate Netball Club.

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Amy has spent her whole professional career in customer-centric roles and her initiatives are at the forefront in leading Exponential-e’s customer first ethos.

She was responsible for building and expanding the Exponential-e Client Relations and Service Management teams; these teams provide a conduit between Exponential-e and our customers, and play the crucial role of ensuring we are constantly focussed on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Amy’s ITIL team also govern customer-related incidents, changes and problems, using the ITIL Framework to give us live insight into our customers’ experiences with us, and ensuring we maintain our ISO2000:1 standard.

In addition, Amy leads our live ‘Voice of the Customer’ programme and is responsible for driving all key customer experience projects identified through this.

Our Technology Partners

Our History of Innovation


Acquisition of Vysiion

Extension of our capabilities

Teams Gateway Platform
Multi Vendor Global SD-WAN
Webex Calling



The SD-DP and DX Blueprint

We officially launch our Digital Transformation (DX) Blueprint, a roadmap for Digital Transformation, enabled by our Software-Defined Digital Platform (SD-DP) and DX Toolbox.


Continuous improvements to our service

We introduce the Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), our Cloud Management Platform (CMP), SD-WAN/Cloud, One Owner (an extension of our ‘Customer served first’ philosophy), and BS10012-PIIS.



The Product Innovation Continues

The creation of our the Exponential-e Cyber Security product portfolio, as well as developments in a World-first: SD CLOUD.


Expansion to the ARK

Offering our customers secure, energy efficient Managed Data Centre space. As well as launching some market disrupting Cloud products - S4 Cloud Storage, Cloud Sync.



Award Winning Year

Awards and accolades from The London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to inspire Britain, Investec 100 Mid-Market and Megabuyte Top 50.


Launch of DaaS & SD WAN

Launch of Desktop as a Service allowing greater workplace flexibility and remote working. Launch of SD WAN - flexible and scalable WAN solutions.



Launch of own Private Cloud & Data Centre Seamless interoperability for cloud and network.


Core Network upgrades to 100 GigE

Exponential-e invested heavily in our Cloud and Data Centres, expanding our core network to 100GigE



Exponential-e broadcasts Royal Wedding

Broadcasting the Royal wedding to North America was only possible with Exponential-e Network and support teams.


Launch of Bandwidth Management

Exponential-e launched our web-based monitoring portal, giving our customers full control and visibility of all traffic and applications traveling their Network. For free - as standard!



Launch of Smart Internet

Launch of our Business-only carrier class Internet service.


Launch of VPLS Network

Exponential-e launched World-first Virtual private LAN (VPLS) making it possible for our customers to create a logical local area network (LAN) structure between geographically separate sites.



Intelligent Internet Algorithm

World-first innovative Connectivity algorithm to maximise speed and minimise latency for our global financial trading customers.


Internet over Ethernet

The foundation of our business - our carrier-class Fibre Network.


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