Makoto Kimura / 木村 誠
CEO / Founder
When he was a student, he went on a pilgrimage to Shikoku in an attempt to attain enlightenment but returned home with more troubles than he had expected. As expected, he failed in his job search and became a freelancer. After wandering the shopping streets of Koenji, he decided to start his own business as a physical trainer, and at the age of 28, he founded RUNART Inc. Having suffered from lower limb problems as a runner himself, he launched the runner support brand "RUNART" and developed its e-commerce/storefront business. His foot-specialized clinic has received 1,927 patients from 44 prefectures and 7 countries. Later, with the goal of "zero people suffering from lower extremity pains," he launched the "Japan Podiatry Association," a cross-industry educational organization for medical professionals/healthcare professionals. He is also the Japanese Chief Brand Officer of Formthotics, a global medical insole brand. He is a father of two children and lives to "make excitement the norm through a leadership revolution. His motto is "Rising to the occasion is a matter of courtesy". He is the author of "Rules for Running Success". His hobby is picking up stuffed rabbits that his daughter drops.
Kazue Nishi / 西 一恵
Customer Success Department
Her motto is to work with a "Cool head but warm heart". After graduating from university, she worked for 10 years as a flight attendant/customer support for a major airline company, where she honed her hospitality skills. After that, she worked as an English learning coach/new business start-up/career advisor at an educational venture company. She acquired a down-to-earth but fast-paced work style in a fast-growing company. While working independently as a career consultant/coach, she joined RUNART in January 2022, sharing its mission of "expanding the possibilities of people who are willing to take on challenges". As a member of the Customer Success Department, she is in charge of leading the SFA system implementation project within the company and is mainly in charge of the onboarding department. Her mission is to carefully solve problems so that client therapists can introduce the insoles in their hospitals and make their patients happy. During her school years, she was a center for the volleyball team. Hobbies include online gaming, traveling, and music. Interested in Metaverse.
Hiroyuki Hasebe / 長谷部 熙之
Graduated from the College of Health and Medical Sciences of the Japan University of Health and Sport Sciences in 2022, after obtaining his national certification as a judo therapist, he turned down several job offers as a therapist and joined RUNART as a new graduate. As a student, he realized that there was a limit to the number of people he could directly help as a healer, and decided to make a career choice that was unprecedented in the industry. While working as a therapist who digs deep into the value of each patient on weekends, he is passionate about contributing to tens of millions of people by spreading the value of good products to as many people as possible. He has been in charge of managing a community of several hundred therapists since he was an intern before joining the company and is now taking on the challenge of making a great contribution to therapists across the country. He loves fishing so much that he once wanted to become a fisherman. He also loves to travel and broaden his worldview by experiencing the people and culture of unfamiliar places. His motto is "I love fish more than Sakanaction".
Yuko Morimoto / 森本侑子
Customer Success Department
Born in a farming family in Hiroshima Prefecture. Her love of food led her to obtain a dietitian license in college.
After graduating, she started working in the nursing care industry and has been engaged for 5 years with a heart to be close to each and every resident of the facility.
In June 2022, she was introduced to RUNART by an existing member and joined the company with a desire to expand her unknown possibilities and to help others like herself who are challenged. In the customer success team, she supports therapists by demonstrating her ability to get close to people.
She loves to spend her spare time dancing and reading manga. Through dancing, she enjoys communicating with people, which opens up endless possibilities. Especially enjoys dancing by the riverside. Her favorite manga is HUNTER x HUNTER.