The Gray Cat Learning Series

Fifteen (15) hands-on, business training courses each ranging from 25-to-90 minutes in length


Multi-Unit Operations Course Online

Expanding to Multiple Locations? Join Our Multi-Unit Management Course

Every retail operator starts with that first, single store.  They hone their operational skills; develop a “how-to-go-to-market” strategy; and hopefully find success for years to come.  This course explores the pros and cons of becoming a multi-unit operator. 


Are You Ready to Replicate Your Success in Another Location?

This course challenges and offers reasons to consider adding a second, third or fifth location.

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Game-Changing Strategies for Retailers

Game-Changing Strategies for Retailers

This book walks readers through the key elements of founding, maintaining, and growing a business and demonstrates the importance of business planning; and the intricacies of daily operations, merchandising, marketing, real estate, and capital management.

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“John has the ability to manage multiple functions or projects at a time and bring them to successful completion while achieving excellent results. He does this by building great teams and leading them by his attention to detail, project management skills and holding them accountable to results.”  

Lou Kartsimas - Former VP, Global HR, Instant Brands


"I worked with John Matthews when I worked at Warner-Lambert and was impressed with his ability to strategically position Little Caesars above his competitors when he orchestrated a 150+ store cross-promotion with my company.  John has a unique ability to bring ideas to life, from inception to implementation. He is creative, decisive, organized and provides clear communication.  I enjoyed working with John and have asked his opinion on other ideas / initiatives over the years since we have worked together."  

Heidi Fleischer Moltner - Global Account Director, The Coca-Cola Company


“John is an energetic professional with whom I have had contact both as a colleague and as an ouside resource. He is responsible and follows through with his promises. I have always had the utmost respect for the work he has done.”  

Kristin Driscoll - Former VP, Operations, Mod Pizza 

John Matthews - President & CEO, Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc.

John Matthews is the Founder and President of Gray Cat Enterprises, Inc. a Raleigh, NC-based management consulting company. Gray Cat specializes in strategic project management and consulting for multi-unit operations; interim executive management; and strategic planning. Mr. Matthews has over 30 years of senior-level executive experience in the retail industry, involving three dynamic multi-unit companies. Mr. Matthews experience includes President of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches; Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising, Corporate Communications, Facilities and Real Estate for Clark Retail Enterprises/White Hen Pantry; and National Marketing Director at Little Caesar's Pizza! Pizza!