Richard Marini joined the informatics and information technology group at the Simons Foundation in 2015 to develop informatics systems for new SFARI programs. Before coming to the foundation, Marini was a senior software engineer at Constant Contact, an online marketing company. At Constant Contact, Marini developed a distributed Web crawler that utilized machine learning and natural language processing techniques to generate sales leads, and determine publisher coverage and market share for products. Before that, he was a senior software engineer at Noodle Education, where he developed a distributed Web crawler to catalog and index educational opportunities for a vertical search engine in the education space. Marini holds an A.A.S. in electronic engineering from the College of Staten Island/CUNY.